Productivity killer: The world’s oldest joke

Apparently, the ancients enjoyed toilet humor as much as people do today, according to this not-so-new report on the world’s oldest joke. Traced back to the Sumerians in 1900 B.C., the joke goes like this:

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

Hey, I didn’t say it was funny. But in a way, it accomplishes what all humor does, past and present, making light of uncomfortable subjects.


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