John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
jheaton

We owe so much to modern science. Miracle drugs. Tiny transistors. And now, after years of painstaking research, scientists in the UK have finally discovered the world's funniest joke.

A couple of New Jersey hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator: "My friend is dead! What can I do?" The operator, in a calm soothing voice says: "Just take it easy. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead." There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guy's voice comes back on the line. He says: "OK, now what?"

This newly discovered joke has replaced what was formerly thought to be the funniest joke in the world, which was discovered by Ernest Scribbler in 1942.

Wenn ist das Nunstruck git und Slotermeyer? Ja! ... Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput.

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