And the funniest joke in the world is
Science has taken the task upon itself to discover which joke is truly the funniest in the world.
According to the Huffington Post, British researcher Richard Wiseman worked hard to understand the core of humor.
His story is told in a new book by Scott Weems called "Ha!: The Science Of When We Laugh And Why."
Wiseman reached some fascinating and very scientific conclusions. The funniest animal is, allegedly, a duck. The Brits apparently prefer their humor dry, while the Americans are allegedly fond of aggression in their humor.
But the most important part of this work was surely the search for the funniest joke in the world. Wiseman asked 1 million people to offer their ratings.
And the winner is: Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He's not breathing and his eyes are glazed, so his friend calls 911. "My friend is dead! What should I do?" The operator replies, "Calm down, sir. I can help. First make sure that he's dead." There's a silence, then a loud bang. Back on the phone, the guy says, "OK, now what?" (pauses for reaction)
(Posted on 05-03-2014)