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    World's oldest joke traced back to 1900 BC

    LONDON (Reuters) - The world's oldest recorded joke has been traced back to 1900 BC and suggests toilet humor was as popular with the ancients as it is today.

    It is a saying of the Sumerians, who lived in what is now southern Iraq and goes: "Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband's lap."

    It heads the world's oldest top 10 joke list published by the University of Wolverhampton Thursday.

    A 1600 BC gag about a pharaoh, said to be King Snofru, comes second -- "How do you entertain a bored pharaoh?............................
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    Re: World's oldest joke traced back to 1900 BC

    Sounds like Sumerian women were a little gassy.

    I liked this one better:
    The oldest British joke dates back to the 10th Century and reveals the bawdy face of the Anglo-Saxons -- "What hangs at a man's thigh and wants to poke the hole that it's often poked before? Answer: A key."
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    Re: World's oldest joke traced back to 1900 BC

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Sounds like Sumerian women were a little gassy.

    I liked this one better:
    The oldest British joke dates back to the 10th Century and reveals the bawdy face of the Anglo-Saxons -- "What hangs at a man's thigh and wants to poke the hole that it's often poked before? Answer: A key."

    Me too...those wild and crazy Anglo-Saxons. ;D
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    Re: World's oldest joke traced back to 1900 BC

    clicking the link in the article lead me to this video:
    http://uktv.co.uk/dave/video/aid/595060/searchArea/787/sr/37/csl/3/cst/Home|Dave|Totally%20Viral%202/mf/video/sb/recent

    so i approve
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    Re: World's oldest joke traced back to 1900 BC

    some scantily clad models mucking around with meat

    something about a pretty girl and a sausage that gets me thinking. ;D
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    Re: World's oldest joke traced back to 1900 BC

    ...girl jokes and toilet humor can all be traced back to the very earliest jokes identified in this research."...
    It's good to see that the humor on pp.o hasn't progressed one iota since 1900 B.C.
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