There are several theories regarding the origin of the stereotype "dumb blond," with the earliest dating back to ancient Roman times. In ancient Rome, women who lightened their hair were regarded as not having serious intentions.Continue Reading
In early European times, it was common for female peasants to have lighter hair than upper class individuals due to the fact that the peasants spent long hours working in the hot sun. Peasants were believed to be less intelligent than the upper class, which led to the "dumb blond" stereotype.
There is no scientific evidence that proves light-haired individuals lack intelligence. The "dumb blond" stereotype is still common in present society, making it difficult for many blond women to be considered as equals.Learn more about Jokes
Chemistry is a hard science and not an obvious source of humor for most. There is, however, a lighter side to chemistry; its well-known terminology and theories make for some corny jokes and puns. One example of a joke from Inorganic Ventures' website is, "What did the scientist say when he found 2 isotopes of helium? HeHe." He is the symbol for helium, and "hehe" in written language connotes laughter.Full Answer >
One example of a short joke is "Light travels faster than sound; this is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak." Another example is "I childproofed the house, but they still get in!"Full Answer >
Jokes for kids include the classic joke, "Have you heard the joke about the butter? I better not tell you, you might spread it." Kids can find many age-appropriate jokes on the website Funology.com.Full Answer >
Jokes that include a reference to fungi often employ the use of a pun to create a humorous twist. An example from Comedy Central's website is, "A mushroom goes into a bar and sits down to order a drink. The bartender walks over and says 'I'm sorry sir, but we don't serve your kind here.' The mushroom sits back and asks, 'Why not? I'm a fun guy (fungi)!'"Full Answer >