- Problem: To Catch a Lion in the Sahara Desert.
- Not a joke, but a humorous ditty I heard from some guys in an
engineering fraternity (to the best of my recollection)

I'll do it phonetically: ee to the ex dee ex, ee to the why dee why, sine x, co... - The Programmers' Cheer --
Shift to the left, shift to the right!

Pop up, push down, byte, byte, byte!... - Other cheers:
E to the x dx dy
radical transcendental pi
secant cosine tangent sine
3.

14159 2.71828 come on folks let's integerate!!... - Words in {} should be interpreted as greek lette

Q: I M A {pi}{rho}Maniac. R U 1,2? o &l... - Three men are in a hot-air balloon. Soon, they find themselves lost
in a canyon somewhere.

One of the three men says, "I've got an idea.... - Actually, I prefer the IBM version of this joke...
A small, 14-seat plane is circling for a landing in Atlanta.

It's totally fogged in, zero visibility, and suddenly there's a small electrical fire... - I'm not sure if the following one is a true story or not)
The great logician Bertrand Russell (or was it A.

N. Whitehead?) once claimed that he could prove anything if given that 1+1=1. So one... - THE STORY OF BABEL:
In the beginning there was only one kind of Mathematician, created by
the Great Mathematical Spirit form the Book

he Topologist. And they grew to large numbers and prospered. ... - Methods of Mathematical Proof
This is from _A Random Walk in Science_ (by Joel E.

Cohen?): To illustrate the various methods of proof we give an example of a logical system....