Saturday, May 01, 2010

Scientists Discover the World’s Oldest Jokes!

Here we see research into the world’s oldest jokes, done in England, of course, because they have been trying to be funny for many centuries . . . .

Interestingly, I’ve not heard these moldy oldies jokes before:

Medieval England Riddle: “What hangs at a man’s thigh and wants to poke the hole that it’s often poked before?’

Answer: A key.”

Ancient Egypt proverb joke: "Man is even more eager to copulate than a donkey - his purse is what restrains him,"

Ancient Egypt authority joke: "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."

Scholar’s claim that this is the world’s oldest joke, translated from a cunieform tablet from Iraq:

The world's first fart joke: "Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband's lap."

Me, I like double entendre jokes, like this sign from Dick’s Drive In restaurant in Louisburg NC:

If you like Hot Dogs, you'll love Dicks