Funniest Joke Of All Time
October 5, 2009
In a little over a month from now, Something You Should Know will quietly pass the 30 year mark. 30 years on the air! In that time it has been broadcast on over 1,000 radio stations. Imagine, since late 1979, Something You Should Know has been heard on the radio every day, somewhere in the United States. I am very proud of that.
And it is a job I am well suited for. You see, I am an information junkie. I love uncovering new stuff that can change people's lives - in a positive way. Of course not everything people tell me in interviews makes it on the air (or in the podcasts on this website). So, for my first blog post, rather than share some incredible information that will alter your life forever, how about something that may just bring a smile to your face? I heard this in an interview I did recently with Julien Smith author of the book "Trust Agents." It is supposedly the funniest joke ever told.
In 2002 scientists did the largest study ever on humor. They researched over 40,000 jokes to discover the funniest joke of all time. Using whatever criteria they used - here it is...
2 hunters are walking in the woods when one of them collapses. He is not breathing and his eyes are glazed over. His friend whips out his cell phone and calls 911. "Help my friend is dead and I don't know what to do!" he screams. The 911 operator says, "Calm down sir, I can help you. First, let's make sure your friend is dead." There is a silence followed by the sound of a loud gunshot. The man comes back on the phone and says, "Okay, now what?"