Friday Geek Humor

by F.

This is an old joke, but I heard it again recently and thought it was still funny, so here goes (the version I heard was slightly misogynistic, so I’ve altered it a bit).

Two undergrads go to a talk one night on the campus of their small, liberal arts college. The speaker is a world famous astrophysicist. At one point, having shown the audience fabulous slides of various celestial phenomena, the speaker says that the universe will end in a trillion years. One of the undergraduates faints into the aisle. His friend revives him and asks him what happened. The first undergrad says, “Didn’t you hear? The universe is going to end in a billion years. “No,” says his friend, “he said a trillion.” “Oh,” the supine one says, somewhat embarrassed. “That’s okay then.”