March 10 - The World's Funniest Joke

The World's Funniest Joke


Don't tell me the Brits have no sense of humor! The "British Association of the Advancement of Science" recently issued a challenge: "Help us find the world's funniest joke." They got help...more than 10,000 jokes were submitted to their website and more than 100,000 people from 70 countries cast their votes to select the following winner:

The fictional British detective, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty associate, Dr. Watson are camping in the woods. They pitch a tent and go to sleep. Later, Holmes abruptly wakes up Watson.

HOLMES says: "Watson, look up at the stars and tell me what you deduce.

WATSON replies: "I see millions of stars, and if there are millions of stars, and if even a few of those have planets, it is quite likely there are some planets like earth, and if there are a few planets like earth out there, there might also be life."

HOLMES, now a bit agitated says: "Watson, you idiot! Somebody stole our tent!"

Okay...I say if that's the world's funniest joke, we are all in trouble. However, humor is a powerful way to help us cope with life and also helps us keep all the circumstances of our lives in some kind of perspective.

Now a question: Why are many Christians portrayed as people who have no sense of humor? Another question: Do you think God ever laughs? How about this for an answer: "The One enthroned in heaven laughs...!" (Psalm 2:4) Living a life without humor is sort of like driving a car without a bumper. Besides, the Bible also says, "A merry heart does as much good as a medicine!"

 "There is a time for everything...a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance!" (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4-5)