My word. Would you Adam and Eve it? Crap Joke of the Day™ is a 18 today.
18 itself is a remarkable figure. Of course it’s only semiperfect but, as the sum of the first three pentagonal numbers, is a pentagonal pyramidical number.
As you’ll no doubt know, 18 is also the atomic number of argon, and the number of years in the Saros cycle of eclipses of the sun and moon. Turning to history, Romans considered the number to symbolise a blood relative. In the world of literature, Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 was originally called Catch-18, and James Joyce’s Ulysses had 18 chapters.
But 18 isn’t all a picnic. Neo-Nazis use it as a code word for Adolf Hitler, and there are 18 levels of hell according to Chinese folklore.
So, in honour of what is clearly a mystically significant number, your hard-working CJotD team has conjured up a good ‘un for today. Like it? Give it a star rating below, and why not ‘like’ our Facebook page to receive updates direct to your newsfeed, and share one of our jokes with your friends?
I tried to make a cardboard belt the other day, but it was just a waist of paper.
Another one of those, same time tomorrow.