Monday's Google Doodle reminds us that it's the 180th anniversary of the birth of John Venn, the English logician whose simple drawing of overlapping circles became a trademark tool of the social sciences.

Yes, yes, Venn diagrams can teach math and business concepts and management lessons.

It turns out they are also really excellent as Internet punchlines. In addition to the reams of pages already devoted to funny Venn diagrams — plus this snippet from "How I Met Your Mother" — citizens of the Web managed to surface quite a few in honor of Venn's birthday. Here's a selection:


Twitter | @artologica

Michele Banks on Twitter: "My favorite Venn diagram ever (I am weird) http://t.co/gwnNLcoMOj"

Twitter | @tis_grand

Yer Man on Twitter: "Happy 180th birthday John #Venn #venndiagram http://t.co/7ZBShFomNr"

Job smarts

Paging Charles Darwin

Twitter | @staceyrdecker

Stacey Decker on Twitter: "In honor of today's Google Doodle ... my favorite #venndiagram: http://t.co/HXmWg6DaKf http://t.co/yOJrpSvjAg"

The way we live

Instagram | @jadedjournalista

Venn of truth.

Instagram | @ianwday

This just seems right to me. Also, #venndiagram.

What's musical and thrives in the cold?

Twitter | @soshanau

So-Shan Au on Twitter: "And an ice-cream van! #venndiagram #GoogleDoodle http://t.co/jS94EPjrlY"

And lastly, this one fromThe Meta Picture (h/t to The Daily Mirror for finding it).

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