Thursday, March 10, 2011

These Jokes Set a New Guinness World Record


During a British charity fundraiser on March 5, participants told 228 jokes in under an hour, setting a new Guinness World Record.
The record attempt, held in Kent, England, attracted 242 jokesters and was hosted by the British TV comedy duo Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood. As part of the "Do Something Funny for Money" benefit, the event aimed to raise funds for the Comic Relief charity's Red Nose Day, which is on March 18.
Sponsored by Mini Babybel – the company behind those round, red little wheels of cheese – the Comic Relief relay challenged contestants to tell as many "cheesy" jokes as possible within an hour, with several groups of people simultaneously taking turns telling jokes while GWR judges kept track.
The participants, which were mostly children that had previously registered to take part in the event, set a new Guinness World Record for the most jokes told in a one-hour relay with 228 jokes told in just 44 minutes and 6 seconds.
Here's a few examples of the jokes told at the record-breaking event:
- What did the scarf say to the hat?
You go on ahead. I'll hang around.
- Past, Present and Future walk into a bar. It was tense.

- What's brown and runs around your garden?
A fence.
- Why did the farmer kick the chickens out of his farm?
Because they used fowl language!
- What horse only comes out after dusk?
A nightmare!
- What do you call a cheese that isn't yours?
Nacho Cheese!



Source: Life's Little Mysteries (http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/world-record-for-most-jokes-told-in-an-hour-1443/)


VOCABULARY:
jokesterjoker, a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes
cheesy: t rying too hard, unsubtle, and inauthentic (subtle: difficult to understand)
duskthe time of day immediately following sunset


QUESTIONS:
http://www.esldiscussions.com/j/jokes.html

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