Hide and Seek with Famous Scientists

Got this joke from a work distribution list:

Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Blaise Pascal were chilling together one day when they decided to play hide and seek. They drew lots, and Einstein was the first to count, so he turns around and hears the skittering of feet behind him.

When he’s done, he turns around, and Newton is standing right there in front of him.

“Dude, Isaac, the point is to be the LAST one found!”

Newton pointed to the ground below him, in which he’d drawn a square, one meter on each side, said, “it wasn’t I you found,” and walked off in victory.

Confused? See the explanation in the comments.

3 thoughts on “Hide and Seek with Famous Scientists

  1. Simple answer: Pa = N/m^2 (1 Pascal is 1 Newton per meter squared)

    At first I was confused too, so I pinged Xyon, who gave some answer about finding gravity which didn’t really make sense to me either as what’s the point of drawing the box and mentioning of Blaise Pascal.

    He did some more searching and found out that 1 Pascal (SI unit for pressure/stress) is equal to 1 newton per square meter.

    That was awesome 🙂

  2. Nerd!

    (Okay, it was actually pretty cool. But srsly, who uses pascals? In physics class we used newtons a lot, but our usual units for pressure were bars, atmospheres, and torrs.)

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