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What was the first recorded joke - in print?

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jacquesdor answers:

I found the world´s oldest joke - dating from 1900 BC. Obviously not in print though. so this must be unhelpful!!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080731/od_nm/joke_odd_dc


Supplement from 08/05/2008 02:40am:

This might qualify!
LONDON: A 1,000-year-old double-meaning wry observation is what British academics consider to be their country's oldest joke.

They found it in the Codex Exoniensis, a 10th century book of Anglo-Saxon poetry held at Exeter Cathedral. It reads: "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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Family.Guy answers:

Why did the chicken cross the field ?


Because Roads wasn't invented !

Thats got to be the oldest as Roads was not invented ;)


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