anecdote, indeed an anecdote quite similar to many that you have no

doubt already heard. After some observations and rough calculations

the engineer realizes the situation and starts laughing. A few

minutes later the physicist understands too and chuckles to himself

happily as he now has enough experimental evidence to publish a paper.

This leaves the mathematician somewhat perplexed, as he had observed

right away that he was the subject of an anecdote, and deduced quite

rapidly the presence of humour from similar anecdotes, but considers

this anecdote to be too trivial a corollary to be significant, let

alone funny.

- An engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician find themselves in an
anecdote, indeed an anecdote quite similar to many that you have no
doubt already heard.

After some observations and rough calculations, the engineer realizes the situation and starts laughing.... - Proof By Intimidation
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A Horse has an infinite number of legs.

A horse has two legs in back and forelegs in front.... - The responses below mention the following works (a few added)

A Random Walk in Science - R.L. Weber and E. Mendoza More Random Walks In Science - R.... - There were once three acedimians, an engineer, a physicist, and a
mathematician visiting a small town for a conference.

They found themselves forced to share a room in one of the most dirty, dingy, and really low quality hotels that they had ever seen.... - Psychologists subject an engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician - a topologist, by the way - to an experime

Each of them is locked in a room for a day - hungry, with a can of food, but without an opene... - There were once three acedimians, an engineer, a physicist, and a
mathematician visiting a small town for a conference.

They found themselves forced to share a room in one of the most dirty, dingy, and really low quality hotels that they had ever seen.... - The ark lands after The Flood. Noah lets all the animals out.

Says, "Go and multiply." Several months pass. Noah decides to check up on the animals.... - A group of scientists were doing an investigation into problem-solving
techniques, and constructed an experiment involving a physicist, an
engineer, and a mathematician.

The experimental apparatus consisted of a water spigot and two identical pails, one of which was fastened to the ground ten feet from the spigot.... - Butcher Dance
A guy has spent five years traveling all around the world making a
documentary on Native dances.

At the end of this time, he has every single native dance of every indigenous culture in the world on film....