It’s National Mole Day

I may not remember every lecture that Mr. Lieber ever gave, but I don’t think anything could ever erase the memory of my 10th grade chemistry teacher dancing around the front of the classroom in a frenetic “Mole Day Dance.”

What’s Mole Day? Every October 23rd, we celebrate the “mole.” Not the furry creature, but the term an Italian scientist named Amedeo Avogadro coined in 1811. The mole, sometimes called Avogadro’s Number, is a unit of measurement used in chemistry.

We hope you enjoy this selection of mole jokes. It’s brightened our day, and kept (most of us) from breaking out in embarassing dances.

Q: What did Avogadro teach his students in math class?
A: Moletiplication

Q: What kind of fruit did Avogadro eat in the summer?
A: Watermolens

Q: Why was there only one Avogadro?
A: When they made him, they broke the Moled

Q: What kept Avogadro in bed for two months?
A: Moleonucleosis

Q: What line from Shakespeare do high school moles have to memorize?
A: “To mole or not to mole, this is the question.”

Q: What did Avogadro invent for his wife to use as a night cream?
A: Oil of Molay

Q: How much does Avogadro exaggerate?
A: He makes mountains out of mole hills

Q: What element do moles love to study in chemistry?
A: Molybdenum


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