The Oldest Joke In The World

Have you ever heard, “Oh – that’s the oldest joke in the world”? Recently when I heard it, I wondered what was the oldest joke in the world?  It wasn’t too hard to find and your Uncle Freddy didn’t say it for the first time at that drunken family reunion in the ‘60’s.

Researchers pretty much agree that the first recorded joke came from Suma in what is now southern Iraq around 1900 BC.  And, as Howard Stern could have told you, it was a one-liner about farts.  Ready for the translation?

“Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman who did not fart in her husband’s lap,”

Now you may hold your nose and not think that a knee-slapper, but do you know any jokes that have lasted 4000-years?

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