Yesterday I had a good time playing with Siri, the invisible genius inside Apple’s bottle. I knew Siri could do a lot of good stuff, but I had no idea that it had a bag full of jokes, for crying out loud. Yep, you read it correctly—jokes!
I found out that you could ask Siri for a joke and she would provide you with one after another—ad infinitum. Let me give you an example. I pressed the home button and asked, “Siri, tell me a joke”.
A few seconds later Siri wrote on my iPad’s screen the following:
—“The past, present and future walk into a bar. It was tense.”
—“Question: What’s another name for Santa’s elves? Answer: Subordinate Clauses. “
—“Question: How do you spell mousetrap? Answer: C-A-T. “
—“Question: What is black and white and read (red) all over? Answer: A newspaper.”
—“Question: What letter of the alphabet is always waiting in order? Answer: The letter Q (queue).”
How about them green apples? And now that we’re in a humoristic mood, I’ve got a couple more, albeit they were not originated by Siri. Here we go.
A guy rushes into a bar and orders twelve tequilas. No sooner has the bartender poured them than he knocks them back. Concerned, the bartender says, “Woah, you might want to slow down there…” The guy replies, finishing the last one, “You’d be drinking like this if you had what I have!” The bartender says, “Oh my God, I’m sorry man. What do you have?” “Fifty cents.”
And a final one to tickle your brains:
A sheep rancher invites an engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician to a competitive bidding for building his corral.
The engineer is the first to present his solution: he looks at the white board with a picture of sheep scattered around a field, and draws a square that encompasses them all, saying that the fence walls would be of a uniform length and that making orthogonal cuts is the most natural thing with power tools.
The physicist presents his solution next: he goes up to the white board and draws a circle around all the sheep, saying that the circle gives the most interior area for the least circumferential length.
The mathematician then goes up to the white board to present his solution. He draws a little circle off to the side that doesn’t encompass a single sheep. The rancher, the engineer, and the physicist are all puzzled, and look at him wondering what he’s up to, demanding that he explain himself.
“That,” said the mathematician, pointing to the interior of the little circle, “is the outside.”
Can someone please explain this to me? I don’t actually get it.
Explanation: The way the mathematician thinks of it; the goal is to create a boundary that divides the area into two regions, one which contains the sheep and the other doesn’t. The size of each region was not specified.
I hope you have enjoyed Siri’s jokes and the brain tickling. Good Day.