In 2001, a project started aiming to find the world's funniest joke. LaughLab (a project of the British Association for the Advancement of Science) asked people from all over the world to submit their favourite jokes and to judge other people's jokes on a "Giggleometer". More than 40.000 jokes were received. The conclusion: Jokes mentioning ducks are funnier than other jokes. The recommendation: If you are going to tell a joke involving an animal, make it a duck (via).
Guest posting by Maryam Laura Moazedi