The funniest joke ever told involves a hunter who calls 911 after his friend collapses from an apparent heart attack. A 2002 LaughLab study that featured over 40,000 jokes and 1.5 million votes ranked this joke as the world's funniest.
The joke continues with the hunter telling the dispatcher, "I think my friend is dead." The dispatcher replies, "I can help. But first let's make sure he's really dead." The line goes silent, a gun shot is heard, and then the hunter gets back on and says, "Okay, now what?"
Additional jokes that received high ratings from the LaughLab study include the following:
What do you call a snowman with a suntan? A puddle.
If athletes get athlete's foot, what do astronauts get? Missile toe.
What did the traffic light say to the car? "Don't look now, I'm changing."