World’s Oldest Jokes ^_^
These days doing weird researches are the norm — the latest of which was the study commissioned by television channel Dave to find the top 10 oldest jokes. According to the research published by the University of Wolverhampton, the world’s oldest recorded joke has been traced back to 1900 BC and guess what? It’s involve toilet humor! Other old jokes in the top were green jokes — so I guess this means that toilet humor and green jokes have come a looong way Says writer Dr Paul McDonald, senior lecturer at the university, “Jokes have varied over the years, with some taking the question and answer format while others are witty proverbs or riddles.”
The oldest joke is a saying of the Sumerians, who lived in what is now southern Iraq and goes: “Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband’s lap.” Second oldest joke is a 1600 BC gag about a pharaoh, said to be King Snofru, that goes: “How do you entertain a bored pharaoh? You sail a boatload of young women dressed only in fishing nets down the Nile and urge the pharaoh to go catch a fish.” Meanwhile, the oldest British joke dates back to the 10th Century and reveals the bawdy face of the Anglo-Saxons — “What hangs at a man’s thigh and wants to poke the hole that it’s often poked before? Answer: A key.” NICE ONE! Hehe!