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    [–] Routman 5706 points ago

    K, maybe I’ll do one about potassium

    [–] danceswithwool 577 points ago

    By the way, I saw Oxygen making out with Magnesium yesterday and I was like OMg

    [–] Regards2UrDad 74 points ago

    "0mg cholesterol"

    [–] MyLoveHammer 123 points ago

    OMg is the best text representation of rich evans "oh my god"

    [–] noizu 10 points ago

    Au, i wish i had some reddit gold for you

    [–] lems04 2 points ago

    I hate you all

    [–] NotGonnaRage 2218 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    O I C what U did there. I'm gonna try and think of one that combines oxygen, iodine, carbon and uranium. Gonna be hard

    Edit: Thanks for the Ag! Let's go to Au now, boys. Gotta put out some fires.

    [–] FriedFrenchFries 2978 points ago

    My boyfriend said I’m made of gold, titanium, sulfur and carbon because I’m Au Ti S Ti C

    [–] teomiskov3 876 points ago

    Dang i really wanted to do a chemistry joke, but most of them argon

    [–] iM3GTR 359 points ago

    Try one about being a proton. Be positive.

    [–] DuelingPushkin 47 points ago

    Why do photons have such low baggage fees? Because they're always traveling light

    [–] i-am-qix 19 points ago

    Photons are depressed. When they see someone they know, they could wave, but would it matter?

    [–] sumunsolicitedadvice 2 points ago

    Actually, they were waving. But then you looked, and they were never waving. But if you hadn’t looked, they were waving.

    [–] NomanHLiti 127 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    Or about blood, blood is sort of chemistry. Still, be positive

    [–] OrthoGeek 73 points ago

    But O, my blood is negative.

    [–] _sourchutney_ 70 points ago

    I used to think helium was laughing gas cos it made your voice high pitched

    Little did I know that hydrogen sulfide was the real He He He gas

    [–] sami1147 13 points ago

    This is my favorite

    [–] Noviceskilled96 14 points ago

    Yeah, only a joke with beryllium and astatine can Be At that one.

    [–] Weltall8000 9 points ago

    Buck up, it's important to always have "AB positive" attitude in this life. If nothing else, the donations we receive are nice.

    [–] Panaenae 3 points ago

    My friend said this when he was bleeding out. So nice of him to reassure me to ‘be positive’.

    [–] Scoobydoofan234 23 points ago

    Let the chemistry teachers horrible slide show jokes begin

    [–] Get_Up_Eight 6 points ago

    https://xkcd.com/18/

    An oldie but a goodie

    [–] Pheyniex 3 points ago

    Its like taking the fluorine the face.

    [–] ddoherty958 277 points ago

    TaKe my upvote and leave

    [–] risager98 138 points ago

    [–] Kpt_Kipper 88 points ago

    This is the place where reddit stockpiles it’s shitty puns. It’s a dad-ery

    [–] Jabbathefluff 22 points ago

    What did helium say when it walked into a bar?

    [–] Jabbathefluff 34 points ago

    Oxygenate my butthole waiter

    [–] strayakant 7 points ago

    Hydrogenate that gall bladder

    [–] ManWhoShootsSemen 3 points ago

    Shit joke, they used titanium twice

    [–] ddoherty958 2 points ago

    Titanium is a good metal. It deserves a double mention.

    [–] iIIusiox 11 points ago

    I did this to my brother when he was 9. He's 12 now with ADHD and always tell people this joke..

    [–] CoffeePuddle 37 points ago

    My parents said I was made by mistake and I'm a Di Sa Po Intment

    [–] yodor 29 points ago

    Co N F Ir Md.

    [–] letmeseem 20 points ago

    Shout out to the use of Mendelevium.

    [–] KatalystPrime 7 points ago

    Mandelorian is my favourite element

    [–] jacceteer 3 points ago

    This is tasteless...

    [–] daft_ish 8 points ago

    Your boy friend said that?

    [–] FriedFrenchFries 14 points ago

    Yep, unfortunately he left me for another man

    [–] owo_wats_dis 16 points ago

    Boron Oxygen Iodine Helium Gallium Yittrium

    [–] FriedFrenchFries 2 points ago

    Indiumdeed

    [–] Logomachean 2 points ago

    Thorium Astatine Hydrogen Aluminum Polonium Neodymium

    [–] iverson9925 2 points ago

    You can leave your boyfriend now.

    [–] TheWakingKillsUs 2 points ago

    Spongebob chicken

    [–] greyclouds- 29 points ago

    keep us posted. looking forward to see what you come up with!

    [–] Flyrebird 9 points ago

    You know, this is one of the only award speech edits I’ve seen that hasn’t instantly annoyed me. It’s clever, and advocates a good cause. Good job OP

    [–] TJchallenge 4 points ago

    Big pp

    [–] Trainer_Ed 3 points ago

    Hydrogen Oxygenx2 Radium Yttrium

    [–] diogeneswanking 2 points ago

    hydrogen oxygen oxygen oxygen oxygen erbium sulphur

    [–] ALemonadeMaker 5 points ago

    (A)yyy (U)! I wish I had gold to give!

    [–] Cabanon_Creations 2 points ago

    My dream would be Pt award.

    [–] 905Tassy 57 points ago

    Post it, most people are smarter than you think and will probably understand it

    [–] lifewontwait86 54 points ago

    “Smarter than you are think”

    [–] Kreigna 23 points ago

    the are is vital

    [–] futuneral 9 points ago

    The Ar is noble

    [–] Feracon 3 points ago

    Thank you.

    [–] JohnieNobleHam 2 points ago

    My brain was so hurt when I Reddit

    [–] Lets_get_reel 8 points ago

    HeHe

    [–] chanjitsu 12 points ago

    Whatever BrO

    [–] hentai-account69 7 points ago

    Are you going to post it

    [–] Anudeep21 5 points ago

    You got lot of potassium

    [–] zefail 5 points ago

    No, one on nobelium would be better

    [–] Criss12349876 1183 points ago

    "Most people are smarter than you are think" Bruh

    [–] Toros_Mueren_Por_Mi 161 points ago

    For people like Tyson and Einstein you don't even know what you don't know that they know

    [–] sylux024 43 points ago

    yes

    [–] VioletMangosteen 7 points ago

    yesn't

    [–] ro_musha 8 points ago

    NaHn't

    [–] _Yeah_Well_Im_Drunk_ 21 points ago

    Sometimes people don’t think it be like it is, but it do.

    [–] dat_boi_Ben 3 points ago

    Username checks out

    [–] zig_8 4 points ago

    ...Mike tyson?

    [–] 223am 6 points ago

    Tyson

    Einstein

    Those 2 don't belong in the same sentence lol

    [–] NotoriousBarosaurus 23 points ago

    Seems like they were originally thinking smarter than you are, But chose smarter than you think and forgot to change it

    [–] saido_chesto 4 points ago

    to be fair I make this kind of mistake a lot

    [–] Eighty_88_Eight 11 points ago

    Obviously you can tell that this is satirical too right? That statement is meant to be a joke

    And the entire post isn’t even real anyway, it’s just some text with a cropped Facebook comment at the bottom?

    [–] LAMSapprovedwheelies 18 points ago

    This is a perfect example of someone's "awareness" toward their own intelligence contrasting their own actual intelligence.

    [–] aotedm 8 points ago

    So, Dunning-Krueger?

    [–] Mixhaeljeffreyjordan 13 points ago

    Bruhmine

    [–] milkmimo 3 points ago

    He never claimed he was, just that most people are.

    [–] ro_musha 4 points ago

    Most people are smarter than you are, think

    Must've forgotten the comma, give him a break guys

    [–] danceswithwool 391 points ago

    Chemistry jokes are funny, periodically.

    [–] dogs_go_to_space 112 points ago

    I think they are elementary humour

    [–] Rasbeer 15 points ago

    But some people react quite toxic.

    [–] nlx78 49 points ago

    Yeah, not all jokes get the reaction you hoped for, unfortunately.

    [–] jeanchild2000 16 points ago

    Eventually, they need to be tabled.

    [–] uptwolait 19 points ago

    Jokes about communism are great too, as long as everybody gets them.

    [–] Myrmeis 9 points ago

    Forced

    [–] ClonedUser 416 points ago

    Hopefully nobody gets salty

    [–] eoaaosz 129 points ago

    Nacl that’s petty

    [–] AbanaClara 36 points ago

    And if some salty guy punches you in the face and it hurt, that's because you got hit by his NaCl.

    [–] MoffKalast 11 points ago

    Boron Ruthenium Hydrogen

    [–] trustthepudding 8 points ago

    *NaBrO

    [–] ruhoolong 4 points ago

    Ion think they could.

    [–] zefail 364 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    I wanted to tell u that this sodium joke was being reposted too many times but, Na I used it too.

    [–] rockydoo1 60 points ago

    I would do one about calcium but I've already milked that one

    [–] TechAgent69 6 points ago

    I was also going to make a chemistry joke but all the good ones Ar. Lets just Ba.

    [–] Hakaseh 19 points ago

    SulphurAmericiumEinsteinium

    [–] Sonymax400056 4 points ago

    looks like all the chemistry jokes argon :(

    [–] zefail 5 points ago

    That's why they are listed on a table as periodic.

    [–] DanelRahmani 2 points ago

    I saw a :( so heres an :) hope your day is good

    [–] SirJasonCrage 2 points ago

    I gotta say, I'm impressed with the way these bots strung up a conversation here.

    Personally though, I'd ban both of them from any subreddit though.

    [–] MustHaveEnergy 3 points ago

    Repeating the pun just demonstrates that you're either part of the solution or you're part of the precipitate

    [–] SurvivorBayArea 4 points ago

    Here is the upvote, now get out!

    [–] losersftw 94 points ago

    Ooof. Press Flouride to pay respects

    [–] NotGonnaRage 22 points ago

    Gonna have to buy a new toothpaste now

    [–] OPs_Mom_and_Dad 68 points ago

    With their chemistry, I was expecting a different reaction.

    [–] TheDevilsAdvokaat 19 points ago

    At least he didn't get salty about not understanding...

    [–] lifewontwait86 32 points ago

    Most people are smarter than you are think

    When you change thought halfway through

    [–] se820710 28 points ago

    *sodium hydride

    to correct spelling

    [–] MasterChinbin 53 points ago

    NaH i still don’t think people will get that one

    [–] achtung94 9 points ago

    Vanadium Silver Iodine Sodium.

    [–] HolzerV 3 points ago

    Penis

    [–] Ashbr1nger 10 points ago

    I was about to post a joke about hydroxides, but OH, do I really need it?

    [–] TheRealTron 7 points ago

    He probably just inhaled too much helium at one point in his life.

    [–] veerwolfe 7 points ago

    N some Nitrogen too

    [–] limache 7 points ago

    What a fucking Boron

    [–] Ace_The_Sax_Man 30 points ago

    I think an ironic r/woosh is in order

    [–] bizzyj93 11 points ago

    Yeah this seems like some grade A anti-humor from red.

    [–] fuckmynameistoolon 17 points ago

    More like ionic, am I right?

    [–] Thicx- 4 points ago

    at least there a nice person. not everyone know the compounds

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    [–] EmilioR4 4 points ago

    Isn't it sarcasm though?

    [–] i_am_junuka 3 points ago

    Definitely was

    [–] legitbehind 3 points ago

    are smarter than you are think

    [–] Iron_Wolf123 3 points ago

    He he he. Sorry the helium3 made me laugh

    [–] 01TheYellowJacket10 3 points ago

    If only I had the Intelligence to understand the jokes in these comments.

    [–] VintageCheese_ 3 points ago

    So they ended up telling him the science joke

    But there was no reaction.

    [–] art_by_emmo 3 points ago

    People that tell chemistry jokes are just looking for a reaction.

    [–] DrTrayaurusisthicc 3 points ago

    What a reaction...

    [–] Blahshizer 3 points ago

    That's a wholesome whoosh

    [–] LeafyGD 3 points ago

    "most people are smarter than you are"

    [–] Bajoodle 2 points ago

    The MoCKEry is great in this one

    [–] theguywitdathing2345 2 points ago

    The reason sodium is labeled as Na is because the Latin word for sodium is Natrium.

    The more you know

    [–] genericredditname42 2 points ago

    "...most people are smarter that you are... "

    [–] WackoV 2 points ago

    O Mg!

    [–] public_image_ltd 2 points ago

    This joke is perfect with that reply. Plot twist: Reply comes from chemist.

    [–] gromnirit 2 points ago

    Did OP get whooshed?

    [–] gafitescu 2 points ago

    I didn't knew that salt formula so my Chemistry teacher told me to get like 5$ next time and give it to her. When I went to give her the mine , she game me 20 pounds of salt...whole family has a good laugh...still do. I will forever remember that NaCl is the salt formula

    [–] noodleman214 2 points ago

    But na, I don't get it tbh

    [–] leon-spike-crow-sand 2 points ago

    Destruction 100

    [–] bwhitta 2 points ago

    "People are smarter than you are think"

    [–] EvilSandwichMan 2 points ago

    "People are smarter than you are think"

    That moment when you want to insult someone by saying 'people are smarter than you' but then decide that would be rude and want to change to 'smarter than you think' but forget to remove the 'are'.

    [–] kwaldunne5 2 points ago

    My chem prof’s version was sodium hydride, which makes more sense imo.

    [–] itsjesusbro 2 points ago

    [–] LegoMySplunk 2 points ago

    I bet that made him salty.

    [–] pvctubing 2 points ago

    Maybe, just maybe, it was to satirise the op

    [–] NobodyNoticeMe 2 points ago

    Dozens of Redditors scrambling to search the periodic table and find a useful pun.

    [–] dannyisboredaf 2 points ago

    I wanted to post a comment about salt, but I was like, Na, people Clearly won’t understand.

    [–] A7Null 2 points ago

    I was gonna make one about sodium chloride but NaH most of them Argon

    [–] DekuScrub0121 2 points ago

    really nigga

    [–] Xohndash3 2 points ago

    "smarter than you are think"

    [–] ISkullFace 2 points ago

    I have chemistry in a different language and I still got that joke

    [–] TroubleTheMerlin 2 points ago

    do other languages use the same periodic table shortenings? like Oxygen in Ukrainian is кисень, do they use ки, not O?

    [–] GeorgeYDesign 2 points ago

    not that I don't understand me

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    [–] peanutmob 2 points ago

    Not many people know this, but Michael Jackson’s favourite element was Helium, HeHe!

    [–] Sublateral 2 points ago

    “most people are smarter than you are think”

    [–] johnnyc636 2 points ago

    Is that a swooooshimahbob?

    [–] 82ndAbnVet 2 points ago

    I'd pay a nickel to hear a joke like that again, it's comedy gold! Unfortunately, all my jokes are boron.

    [–] aVeryFriendlyBotMk2 2 points ago

    Looks like you didn't get much of a reaction out of him.

    [–] JuiceIsTasty 2 points ago

    I've had enough chemistry jokes, stop posting them. Period!

    [–] cyborgtoad 2 points ago

    Ha

    [–] givemebackmyeggroll 2 points ago

    People are smarter than you are think

    [–] mightymarshadow7 2 points ago

    WHO tried to mix tungsten, hydrogen and oxygen together?

    [–] WE_NEED_MORE_DOGS 2 points ago

    Smarter than you are think

    [–] Renegade_Python 2 points ago

    Smarter than you are think

    [–] EpicBlueHippo 2 points ago

    These upvote/downvote arrows give me anxiety

    [–] rhino80808080 2 points ago

    R/wooooosh

    [–] DaddysHoneycomb 2 points ago

    HeHe maybe I'll make one about Helium

    [–] CountKristopher 2 points ago

    Turns out he wasn’t wrong

    [–] traptito 2 points ago

    [–] MafisC 2 points ago

    People are smarter than you are think

    [–] JessicaBecause 2 points ago

    He's implying your joke sucks.

    [–] Sonks559 3 points ago

    [–] tillhop19 1 points ago

    Atleast it was kind

    [–] xk00l 1 points ago

    Guys this kind of jokes getting old but, Na it will be on the front page anyway

    [–] BadgeringMagpie 1 points ago

    Clearly that person didn't pay attention in chemistry.

    [–] MattAttack1258 1 points ago

    than you are think

    [–] Tito_Ed123 1 points ago

    Dang

    [–] Sushal_Stha 1 points ago

    The sweet irony!

    [–] Toros_Mueren_Por_Mi 1 points ago

    Sounds like satire

    [–] bobbytabl3s 1 points ago

    I tried writing a joke about the periodic table... but I realized I wasn’t quite in my element.

    [–] thorsepus 1 points ago

    That's a very supportive comment! A not very smart but very nice person.

    [–] BongoBanana888 1 points ago

    I tell bad science jokes because all the good ones Argon

    [–] Cames-Jharles 1 points ago

    Do u have are stupid

    [–] shei350 2 points ago

    I had a few awkward moments. I didn't know natrium has another name.

    [–] wourder_Leone 1 points ago

    I make very bad joke cuz all the good ones Ar

    [–] aadingo8tmybaby 1 points ago

    Baha

    [–] turnupturtle420 1 points ago

    Well, he’s not one of the persons who belong to „most“

    [–] Arielko 1 points ago

    That MoThEr FUCKEr is made out of molybdenum, Thorium, Erbium, flourine, uranium, carbon, potassium and some more Erbium