What Is The World’s Funniest Joke?


It’s not this sign…

People have been telling jokes for a long, long time. Even though we humans think we’re fancy and sophisticated today, we still find fart humor as funny as we did thousands of years ago.

For example, the world’s oldest recorded joke is a Sumerian saying from 1900 BC:

Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband’s lap.

Women have been farting into laps for 4000 years!

But what is the world’s funniest joke?

A professor in the UK built a website which was dedicated to finding the funniest joke. After 40,000 submissions, which were rated by users of the site, a winner was crowned. Don’t get too excited though; humor is a matter of taste.

Here it is:

Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, “My friend is dead! What can I do?”. The operator says “Calm down. I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.” There is a silence, then a shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says “OK, now what?”


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