The world’s second oldest joke is an Egyptian joke about King Snofru. Here is the joke:
“How do you entertain a bored pharaoh? You sail a boatload of young women dressed only in fishing nets down the Nile and urge the pharaoh to go catch a fish.”
The world’s oldest recorded joke has been traced back to 1900 BC. It is a Sumerian joke.
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Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary