17 jokes that only smart people will really appreciate

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Understanding a smart joke is so satisfying.
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There’s a special glee that comes from getting a really nerdy joke.

Redditors took turns sharing their own favorite intellectual jokes and we’ve gathered our favorites here.

From chemistry to art to music, these are the jokes you can pull out at your next dinner party — if you want to hear a bemused groan from the crowd.

Here are 17 of the best jokes for smart people:

Dylan Love and Nathan McAlone contributed to an earlier version of this post.

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