to the LaughLab site
This world famous, year
long, project set out to discover the world's funniest joke.
It was created by Prof.
Richard Wiseman and The British Association for the Advancement
of Science, and involved people sending in their favourite jokes,
and rating how funny they found the jokes submitted by others.
The project was reported across the globe, resulting in us receiving
over 40,000 jokes and 1.5 million ratings.
LaughLab has now finished, but you can read all about it on this
site, and in Prof. Wiseman's new book, Quirkology.
Listen to Prof Wiseman talk at The Hayward Gallery about his scientific
search for the world's funniest joke here.
The winning joke
In second place
Humour across the globe
It's all about timing
The brain's funnybone
Images and soundclips