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The Funniest Joke Ever…

For those of you cut of the Python cloth, this clip is a classic, but it does raise the question; what is the funniest joke in the world?

Now a Google search on the topic came up with this joke, which by all accounts was voted the World’s Funniest Joke in 2002 by LaughLab and by Yahoo in 2003 (interestingly this is based on a sketch by my favourite comedian, Spike Milligan back in 1960);

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 man pulls out his cell phone and calls emergency services. He gasps to the operator, “My friend is dead! What can I do?” The operator in a calm, soothing voice replies, “Take it easy. 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 hunter says, “OK, now what?”

Growing up I had a book which to this day I still believe to be the greatest collection of jokes made; 101 Elephant Jokes, and although I don’t have the book itself anymore, I can still recount many of the jokes including this one which to me is the bestest joke ever;

What’s the similarity between an elephant and a plum? They’re both purple except for the elephant!

In the interest of research I thought I might invite some of you to submit your favourite, worst, or otherwise to me. I’m not too fussed on content be it race, sex, dirty sex, boobs, bums, willies, et al…send them in.


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