Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hump Day Humor: The World's Funniest Joke

According to some scientists, this joke ranked the highest globally with universal appeal.

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?"

The article included information on what jokes people from different countries found funny. For example, Americans and Canadians prefer jokes "where there was a strong sense of superiority - either because a character looks stupid or is made to look stupid by someone else."

Texan: "Where are you from?"

Harvard graduate: "I come from a place where we do not end our sentences with prepositions."

Texan: "OK, where are you from, Jackass?"

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