Thanks to Professor Richard Wiseman for his years of work to find a winner. He says the top joke is similar to a script from 'The Goon Show' and Spike Milligan's daughter thinks her dad probably wrote the original.
Why are we telling you about, 'The Worlds Funniest Joke'?
Because it's useful to know that, even though it's the top-rated joke in a world-wide survey, it attracted only a little more than half the votes. Telling jokes in presentations is risky. Instead, tell your audience an amusing story with a point. If the humour bombs, the point should save you.