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International Joke Day

International Joke Day

The first joke is often attributed to the Greeks, specifically Palamedes, who is also credited with the invention of many other things. An example of an ancient Greek joke-telling reads like this:

‘A barber, a bald man and an absent-minded professor take a journey together. They have to camp overnight, and so decide to take turns watching the luggage. When it’s the barber’s turn, he gets bored, so amuses himself by shaving the head of the professor. When the professor is woken up for his shift, he feels his head, and says “How stupid is that barber? He’s woken up the bald man instead of me.”

Laughter is medicine for the soul, so today be inspired by joke-telling with our activity ideas…


Activity Ideas:

  • Tell some dad jokes to each other – the sillier the better – here
  • Joking is all about laughter, how about some laughter yoga – here
  • Unleash your inner prankster with out sensory jelly oranges prank – here 
  • Test your knowledge with our British comedian quiz – here