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**General Science / Are there humorous textbooks?**

« **on:**30/11/2020 20:47:28 »

Every once and a while I will see an author throw in one or two "witty" comments into their otherwise dry textbooks. I have also seen spoof textbooks that are brimming with jokes and ridiculously false statements.

Are there any examples of textbooks (college level) that present factually correct information in a cohesive way, but using a humorous (college level; crass, taboo, cynical etc.) approach in how the material is presented or how questions are framed?

For example, instead of a statistics book using coins flips and dice (or even gambling) for explaining things, imagine learning about probabilities like:

"Chad has two girlfriends, and neither knows of the other. If Alice comes over to spend the night on average twice per week, and Bertha comes over on average one night a week (each being a random, independent event), how long can Chad expect to keep up the ruse?"

(hopefully funnier than that, but you get the idea)

Are there any examples of textbooks (college level) that present factually correct information in a cohesive way, but using a humorous (college level; crass, taboo, cynical etc.) approach in how the material is presented or how questions are framed?

For example, instead of a statistics book using coins flips and dice (or even gambling) for explaining things, imagine learning about probabilities like:

"Chad has two girlfriends, and neither knows of the other. If Alice comes over to spend the night on average twice per week, and Bertha comes over on average one night a week (each being a random, independent event), how long can Chad expect to keep up the ruse?"

(hopefully funnier than that, but you get the idea)