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These are apparently the 10 funniest jokes in the world

The ShortList.com office is basically one giant laugh-a-minute zingerfest, so to us, these gags are pretty standard stuff.

A team of scientists at Oxford University have seemingly worked out the ten funniest jokes ever, working with undergraduates at the London School of Economics.

Amazingly, there are no gags about Keynsianism, neoliberalism or modern monetary theory, but don't let that put you off - read on to discover which rib-ticklers are, scientifically, the funniest around.

And no, there are none provided by Dapper Laughs.

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John Cleese gives his opinion - on everything


David Cameron made a joke so bad that Jeremy Corbyn pulled this face


Polar bear steals all the wine from BBC film crew, leaves Marmite



DJ Legend Goldie just accidentally revealed Banksy's identity

That's one big slip up...

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017

"Ohhh Jeremy Corbyn!" chant breaks out at Glastonbury silent disco

He's the hottest act of the summer

by Tom Victor
23 Jun 2017

Someone's discovered a £1 million item on 'Antiques Roadshow'

The world's dullest show just got interesting...

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017

Johnny Depp goes on rant about assassinating Donald Trump at Glasto

Someone's getting in trouble

by Gary Ogden
23 Jun 2017

This topless man absolutely kicking off at Ascot is pure gold

The Queen was there!

by Alex Finnis
23 Jun 2017

Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey moves one step closer to freedom

Will he finally get out?

by Dave Fawbert
23 Jun 2017

Ed Sheeran's Glastonbury ride is not at all rock 'n' roll

It's classic Ed, really

by Carl Anka
22 Jun 2017

Brendan Gleeson: "I was thrilled to be cut down by Daniel Day-Lewis"

Brendan Gleeson on being entertained by Gambon and killed by Day-Lewis

by Ralph Jones
22 Jun 2017

Here's your first look at the new zones on 'The Crystal Maze'

It's back on TV this week

by Tom Victor
22 Jun 2017

Does the new 'Game of Thrones' trailer hint at Jon Snow dying again?

It sounds ominous

by Alex Finnis
22 Jun 2017