19 Hilarious Jokes You Won't Understand Unless You Have a High IQ

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You won't get all of these.

There's a prevalent theory, especially in the world of theater and acting, that comedy is somehow dumber than say, dramatics. People talk about dumb comedy movies and stupid sitcoms all the time. They complain that jokes and humorous things have to be "dumbed down" for society. And yes, dumb humor certainly has a place in our society, and it doesn't mean we are ourselves dumb for enjoying it... but of course, there's also a side of humor that's actually quite clever. In fact, some of the sickest burns come from the smartest people.

We have found some of the funniest jokes on the internet, but shamefully, we must confess that you have to be a certified genius to even understand them in the first place. But don't worry. That's okay. We know that Topix readers are some of the smartest people on the entire planet (how else do you think you'd manage to take all of our quizzes?) and we believe that they will understand most of the jokes here on this list.

So buckle up and get ready for some intellectual humor. You don't have to be a chemist, or an engineer, or a linguistics expert, or a historian to understand these jokes... but it'd probably help. Get Started