Rabbit’s Ph.D. Thesis

I got this interesting story from my Ph.D. colleague, so here it is:

Scene: It’s a fine sunny day in the forest, and a rabbit is sitting outside his burrow, tippy-tapping on his typewriter. Along comes a fox, out for a walk.

Fox: "What are you working on?"
Rabbit: "My thesis."
Fox: "Hmmm. What’s it about?"
Rabbit: "Oh, I’m writing about how rabbits eat foxes." (incredulous pause)
Fox: "That’s ridiculous! Any fool knows that rabbits don’t eat foxes."
Rabbit: "Sure they do, and I can prove it. Come with me."

They both disappear into the rabbit’s burrow. After a few minutes, the rabbit returns, alone, to his typewriter and resumes typing.

Soon, a wolf comes along and stops to watch the hardworking rabbit.

Wolf: "What’s that you’re writing?"
Rabbit: "I’m doing a thesis on how rabbits eat wolves." (loud guffaws)
Wolf: "You don’t expect to get such rubbish published, do you?"
Rabbit: "No problem. Do you want to see why?"

The rabbit and the wolf go into the burrow, and again the rabbit returns by himself, after a few minutes, and goes back to typing.

Scene: Inside the rabbit’s burrow. In one corner, there is a pile of fox bones. In another corner, a pile of wolf bones. On the other side of the room, a huge lion is belching and picking his teeth.

Moral: It doesn’t matter what you choose for a thesis subject. It doesn’t matter what you use for data. What does matter is who you have for a thesis advisor.

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3 Responses to Rabbit’s Ph.D. Thesis

  1. xue says:


  2. Zhenhua says:

    Have u told your supervisor this joke? He/She must like it!!

  3. TAO says:


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