Above is my tribute to Amedeo Avogadro for the number named after him. Yet, had I known at the time, I would have written a tribute song to Johann Loschmidt, who actually came up with the number.
The best explanation of humor I’ve seen:
I have started this inquiry with the analysis of humour because it is the only domain of creative activity where a complex pattern of intellectual stimulation elicits a sharply defined response in the nature of a physiological reflex.
The pattern underlying all varieties of humour is ‘bisociative’ – perceiving a situation or event in two habitually incompatible associative contexts. This causes an abrupt transfer of the train of thought from one matrix to another governed by a different logic or ‘rule of the game’. But certain emotions, owing to their greater inertia and persistence, cannot follow such nimble jumps of thought; discarded by reason, they are work off along channels of least resistance in laughter.
–Arthur Koestler, The Act of Creation, Summary, Part I.