I'll tell you what, never again.' The joke was later slammed as 'unfunny' on web forums. One Poll.com, the organisation behind the research, said: 'The majority of these jokes are clean and genuinely funny - but a lot are pretty subjective and what one person finds hilarious, someone else may not.''It's nice to see jokes from the greats like Tommy Cooper and Les Dawson are still up there and the ugly baby tale is a worthy winner.''Many of the jokes in the list are fairly timeless and will still be making people chuckle in thirty years or more.'''Tim Vine's Edinburgh Fringe Festival's joke is neither belly-laughing funny nor is it particularly shocking or controversial so it's surprising it was voted the best joke of the festival.'Being able to tell a joke is a fine art and telling a classic joke correctly in a pub full of people can be tricky.' Comedian Tim Vine smashed the world record for most jokes told in an hour with 499, beating the previous record of 362. Years later; Juan sends a picture of himself to his mum. 'I saw this bloke chatting up a cheetah; I thought, "He's trying to pull a fast one". My mother-in-law fell down a wishing well, I was amazed, I never knew they worked. 'I went to the doctors the other day and I said, 'Have you got anything for wind? He held the record until May 2005 when Australian comedian, Anthony Lehmann squeezed in 549 gags37.' I swear, the other day I bought a packet of peanuts, and on the packet it said "may contain nuts." Well, YES! You'd be annoyed if you opened it and a socket set fell out! 'A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. "because," he said "I can't stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer." ' 27. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wished she also had a picture of Amal.
Researchers scoured the web and examined more than 1,000 jokes before whittling them down to a final 50 on which 36,000 people voted.
In second place was a legendary one-liner about a zoo with just one dog being a 'shitzu'.
But if there's anything that really does boost dating success, it's the ability to make 'em laugh.
By analyzing comedians doing what they do best, Mc Graw came up with a theory of humor he calls "Benign Violation Theory" (let's call it BVT).
The study was carried out after a panel of eight comic critics voted the holiday joke by Tim Vine (brother of TV presenter Jeremy Vine) the best of this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 'The other day I sent my girlfriend a huge pile of snow. 'A woman has twins, and gives them up for adoption. 'I said to the Gym instructor "Can you teach me to do the splits? The next day she comes home to find her husband in bed with a beautiful redhead. The husband jumps out of bed, begging and pleading with her not to shoot herself. ' The woman walks to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming.