People have been making electrical jokes since… well, probably since before Benjamin Franklin flew that kite with the metal key in 1752.
Why not insert a bit of electricity humor into your next quiz or homework page? Extra points for students who guess the right punchlines to our riddles!
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Q: What did the light bulb say to the generator?
A: “I really get a charge out of you!”
Q: What is the definition of a shock absorber?
A: A careless electrician!
Q: Why is wind power so popular?
A: Because it has lots of fans.
Q: What was the battery’s favorite ice cream flavor?
Q: Why do fluorescent lights hum?
A: Because they can’t remember the words.
Q: What kind of cars do electricians drive?
Q: What would you call a power failure?
A: A current event.
(C) Jack Ziegler, The New Yorker
Q: What do you call a worm that chews up power cords?
A: An electro-maggot.
Q: Why are electricians always up to date?
A: Because they are “current specialists.”
Q: What did Thomas Edison’s mother say to her son?
A: “Of course I’m proud that you invented the light bulb. Now turn it off and get to bed!”
Q: What was the name of the first electrical detective?
A: Sherlock Ohms.
Sign at the power company:
“We would be delighted if you pay your bill. However, if you don’t, you will be.”