As geeky is now cool and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) jokes are mainstream, on t-shirts and television, some might think that all the old jokes have been overused.
At the same time, many STEM professionals all over the place are being encouraged to take to social media to share their research and raise the public understanding of what they’re up to.
And the result of all this? A niche breeding ground for STEM humour on social media, supported by the professionals themselves.
So in the spirit of being open and accessible to all, I thought I would share some of the highlights of this wonderful world in its natural habitat – on Twitter. Have fun!
The Best Hashtags
#scijokes / #scihumour
The Best Parody Accounts
Sarcastic Mars Rover @SarcasticRover
Bored Elon Musk @BoredElonMusk
WETI (parody of SETI) @WETI
Shit Academics Say @shitacademicssay
Fake Science @fakescience
The Best ‘STEM Comedians’ & Comics
Jorge Cham @phdcomics
Matt Parker @standupmaths
Bright Club – there are loads & you’re probably best following your local one (mine is @BrightClubEDN ) – go to the Bright Club website for more info – http://brightclub.wordpress.com/
Nik Papageorgiou @upmicblog
Brian Malow @sciencecomedian
@paulcoxon @FromTheLabBench @alex_brovvn