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World's Funniest Joke Revealed!!

How many times have you heard a joke and found it to be mind-numbingly stale? Well, it certainly doesn't get older than this. Researchers have found the oldest one of them all!!

The world's oldest recorded joke has been traced to roughly 1900 BC and seems to suggest that toilet humour was as popular with the ancients as it is today. The joke, which is an ancient Sumerian saying, was recorded from modern day Iraq and goes: "Something which has never occured since time immemorial; A young woman did not fart in her husbands lap." Get it?? Neither did I when I read it the first time!

This "joke" topped the list of top 10 oldest jokes and was followed in second by a 1600 BC gag about the pharoah King Snofru,which goes: "How do you entertain a bored pharoah? You sail a boatload of young women dressed only in fishing nets down the Nile and urge the pharoah to go catch a fish". Din't get this one either?

OK, here's the one that I found the best: A joke from the 10th century AD which is definitely not one for the kids: "What hangs at a man's thigh and wants to poke the hole that it's often poked before? Answer: A key". I bet I know what your answer was !!

"Jokes have varied over the years, with some taking the question and answer format while others as witty proverbs or riddles," said the writer of the report, Paul McDonald. He also added " Modern puns, especially sex girl jokes and toilet humour can all be traced back to the oldest of jokes identified in this research"

Visit this link to view the list of Top 10 Oldest Jokes.

1 comments :

Sauron said...

hehehe.... guess perverts existed even in ancient England huh??

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