84 Hilarious Science Memes To Delight All You Brainiacs Out There

If you’re a fan of Bill Nye the Science Guy and spent your weekends making volcano experiments as a child, chances are you still have a love for all things scientific. But even if you snored through all of your biology, chemistry and physics classes in school and need some convincing that science can actually be fun, we’ve got the perfect list to persuade you!

We took a trip to the Science Memes subreddit and gathered some of our favorite, hilarious pics down below. Keep reading to also find conversations with Jill ChaCha of Well… That’s Interesting, and Greg Wah and Dan Beeston of Smart Enough to Know Better, and be sure to upvote the pics that tickle your brain and your funny bone!

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#1 Poor Scientists

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#2 Marine Philosophy

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#3 Driving A Sugar Cube

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The Science Memes subreddit has been around since April 2012, and it has managed to become one of the largest communities on the entire site. It has 1.2 million members and only a few simple rules that keep the community active and engaged.

And while you might not think science and memes naturally go hand and hand, they’re actually a perfect pair! Intelligence is a great tool to utilize with humor, and there’s no question that scientists are smart. Sarah Wong at PNNL even wrote an article titled ‘Who Says Scientists Can’t Be Funny?’ where she discusses how useful humor can be in the field of science. First, Wong explains that giving presentations and explaining concepts and findings can easily become dull if scientists’ speeches are too dry. But utilizing jokes and word play can help them connect with audiences and be better understood.  

“Scientific humor on social media can be a strategic way to communicate science,” Sara Yeo, science comedy expert, told PNNL. “People are more willing to engage with content they find funny. It can open the door for a scientist to have a deeper conversation about their research.”

#4 No One Is Talking About The Conspiracy Theory That The Moon Is Actually A Helium Filled Seal

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#5 Posted On Curly Girl Sub

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#6 This Is Beyond Maths

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To learn more about how to incorporate humor into science, we reached out to science lover Jill ChaCha, who hosts the Well… That’s Interesting podcast. Jill describes her show as “a weekly comedy sciencey show for people who like learning about weird sh*t,” and lucky for us, she was kind enough to have a chat with Bored Panda about how it began in the first place. “I created WTI because it’s the kind of show I thought was missing in the podcasting industry: deep dives into scientific discoveries that tell how they came about, using humor and storytelling to make it approachable and memorable,” the host shared.

When it comes to what Jill loves most about creating WTI, she told Bored Panda, “You’ll never know what you’re going to find when doing research for an episode topic: everything from the flat out gross to inspirational. After writing, editing and recording and then finally sharing it with the audience—hearing their responses is a huge joy for me.”

#7 Australians

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#8 Very Awkward

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#9 Fungi Appreciation

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We were also curious how Jill decides which topics to discuss on her show. “There are a number of fantastic journals and websites I scroll through,” she shared. “The [topics] that stand out and make it onto the show are usually on the bizarre side, something that makes you say ‘how?!!’ And ‘what?!?’ Like black holes that are ejected from galaxies or parasites that end up in human spines,” the host explained, adding that she uses a number of sources for research including primary sources (case studies) and secondary sources such as the NYTimes, IFL Science, Scientific American.

As far as Jill’s favorite topics to discuss, she says it’s hard to pick just one. “Recently, deep space discoveries have been mind blowing, along with the latest in eDNA,” she noted. “One of my favorite feel-good stories involves researchers finding out a particular turtle isn’t extinct thanks to finding their eDNA—they were just really good at avoiding humans.”

#10 Nature Abhors A Vacuum

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#11 Very Pretty

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#12 Let The Battle Begin

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Finally, Jill wants to reassure all of you pandas that science is truly for everyone. “It’s not only fascinating, but it’s damn funny and makes for great conversation,” she added. “As an introvert, it’s great to have stories in my back pocket to use. I mean who doesn’t want to hear about the time it rained for 2 million years on Earth and what happened? (Spoiler: it led to the rise of dinosaurs.”

If you’d like to learn some fascinating science facts from Jill, be sure to listen to Well… That’s Interesting anywhere you listen to podcasts!

#13 Share Your Interesting Science Lectures

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#14 Why You Try To Analysis All Probability Possible

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#15 Discovering Something New

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We were lucky enough to get in touch with two more science and comedy enthusiasts to get their thoughts on this topic as well. Greg Wah and Dan Beeston, hosts of the podcast Smart Enough to Know Better, “a podcast of science, comedy and ignorance,” were kind enough to have a chat with us about how their show came to be.

“I’ve always been interested in science, but I understand how dry it can be. I find comedy is a great bridging mechanic to draw people in. If you get them to associate laughing with learning you’re on the right track,” Greg shared.

“And I was good at comedy, so at least I could provide one part of the solution,” Dan added.

#16 Armageddon

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#17 My Turtle Is 0.10 Carlos Long

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When it comes to what these hosts love most about creating Smart Enough, Greg told Bored Panda, “My favorite part is being surprised at what comes out of Dan’s mouth. My second favorite part is being surprised at what comes out of mine.”

“I love helping introverted scientists out of their shells and making them realize how much they love talking about what they’re passionate about,” Dan chimed in. “If they’re passionately talking about a subject, suddenly everyone else listening gets passionate about it too.”

#18 Classic Anti-Vax Arguments

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#19 Antarctica

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#20 Lmao

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We were also curious how the hosts decide what to discuss on their show, but they informed me that they “don’t discuss anything.” “It’s part of the joy. We surprise and delight each other each episode,” Greg explained.

“We did have an instance where we both brought the same story to the podcast, so now Greg tends to talk about the latest discoveries, the science de jour, and I tend to delve more into the sort of science that has an effect on our lives,” Dan added.

The hosts explained that they discuss “kitchen sink science,” or science that “everyone interacts with every day, whether they want to or not.”

#21 Totally!

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#22 Agree Or Disagree?

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“I read through plenty of articles and papers and even Wikipedia looking for new and fancy stories,” Greg noted.

“I start with a question and do a search for a simple answer to my question,” Dan added. “Then I learn the big words involved and search for those on Scinapse or Google scholar. That throws up several other questions that I pursue across the web, and then suddenly I have 4 dozen tabs open on Firefox and I’m trying to link together a piece of info from every single page.”

#23 So So True :’(

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#24 Sugar Pill

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As far as the hosts’ favorite topics, Greg says, “Space is the place. All astronomy all the time.” And Dan said that his favorite episode that they’ve recorded is ‘The Paperwork’. “It’s from almost ten years ago when I reached out to the International Astronomical Union and tried to persuade them to change the name of the Earth’s sun. They refused, and I still haven’t gotten over it.”

#25 Priorities Of Nuclear Research

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#26 What Is What

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#27 I Hate Flu Season

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And when it comes to why we should all be interested in science, Greg says, “Learning about science is like learning the cheat codes to the universe. You learn about what things do and even when you can’t control them, knowing how they work makes it all less scary.”

Dan, however, added that perhaps we shouldn’t be interested in it. “Science has ruined my life,” he told Bored Panda jokingly. “Now, whenever I want to do something hedonistic, I know what the experts have to say about every single thing… I had to GIVE UP DRINKING ALCOHOL. It was a nightmare! Do you know how many leafy greens I eat every night?”

If you’d like to learn more about Dan and Greg or check out their hilarious show Smart Enough to Know Better, be sure to visit their website right here!

#28 Life Makes No Sense

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#29 Safety And Science

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We hope you’re enjoying these hilarious science pics, pandas! If you’ve learned something new and you’ve giggled at a few of them, we’ve done our jobs. Keep upvoting your favorite memes, and then if you’re interested in checking out Bored Panda’s previous articles featuring the Science Memes subreddit, you can find them right here and here!

#30 Do They Use It Still?

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#31 There You Have It; The Real Power!

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#32 Its Something That Always Irritates Me, Honestly

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#33 Nobody Likes To Hear The Truth (Got It From A Phd Student In My Lab)

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#34 ‘Happy Weekend’

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#35 Double Standards

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#36 Life Was Simple Back Then

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#37 **nothing Against Ppl Who Wash Dishes, We All Deserve A Livable Wage

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#38 Literally No One Asked!

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#39 Accurate

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#40 Ab+ People Are Lucky

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#41 Always The Same

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#42 I Didn’t Make This Meme

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#43 The Truth

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#44 Kidney Stones

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#45 Imperial And Metric System

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#46 Fight Or Flight?

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#47 Visceral Fat Has Entered The Chat

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#48 Maths Are Hard

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#49 Saw That Video Where Everybody Shared What They Used ‘K’ For

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#50 True

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#51 Nuclear Reactors Are Just Big Steam Engines

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#52 Who Is That? Where Is He From? Why Is He Such A Mvp?

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#53 I’m Better

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#54 Hidden Truth

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#55 Has This Been Done Before?

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#56 Our Understanding Of Physics In A Nutshell

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#57 “Well Acthually….”

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#58 My Humor Level Be Like

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#59 Tldr For Temperature Scales

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#60 You Know What They Say!

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#61 ??

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#62 Apparently Us Scientists Once Gave Dolphins Lsd In Order To Communicate With Them But Things Then Got Grotesque

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#63 We Were So Close To Eradicating It. But Then Humanity Became Dumb And Started The Anti-Vaccine Movement. Smallpox Remains The Only Disease We’ve Eradicated

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#64 I’m Normal

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#65 Very Good, Kid

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#66 Thought Of This In My Last Chemistry Class

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#67 They Probably Don’t Even Believe Gravity Exists Either. ?

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#68 What Do You Think It Is??

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#69 It’s Hover Isackin

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#70 Is This How Cats Are Made?

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#71 Found This One In My Image Gallery… Nice

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#72 *sed Noises*

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#73 Probabilities

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#74 Meme

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#75 Depressing

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#76 Actual Thing My Friend Said

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#77 Oof

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#78 The Moon Too

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#79 Bruh Bro!

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#80 Someone Lost An Instagram Filter In His Backyard

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#81 Tbf Immune System Is Just Trying To Do Its Job

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#82 I’m Hungry

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#83 Well

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#84 I Generally Don’t Know How Astrology Is Even Considered A Science

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