The History of the World in Dumb Jokes
Were you bored silly in civics class? Then you’ll love laughing at Socrates, Lincoln, Caesar, and more.
Jurassic Period: DinosaursPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: Why can’t you hear a pterodactyl go to the bathroom?
A: Because the pee is silent.
These corny jokes will have you laughing all day.
1323 BC: King Tutankhamen DiesPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: Why was King Tut so irresistible?
A: It was his pharaohmones.
Circa 469 BC: The Birth of Western PhilosophyPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: Who was Socrates’s worst student?
Q: Who was his busiest student?
A: The one with a lot on his Plato.
221 BC: China Begins Construction On an Enormous Fortification
Q: Why did Mark Zuckerberg visit Beijing?
A: To see the Great Firewall.
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27 BC to AD 476: The Roman EmpirePeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: What did Caesar say when his friend asked how many oranges he’d had?
A: “Et two, Brute.”
5th Century to 15th Century: The Middle AgesPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: Who was the roundest knight at King Arthur’s Round Table?
A: Sir Cumference.
6th Century: First Great Mayan City Reaches Its PeakPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
“A Mayan who?”
“A Mayan the way?”
Circa 1275: Europe Meets Asia
Q: Which explorer was the best at hide-and-seek?
A: Marco Polo.
1492: Christopher Columbus Comes to AmericaPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: What vegetable did Columbus not want on his ship?
A: A leek.
1509: A New Tudor King Is CrownedPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: Who invented fractions?
A: Henry the 1/8th.
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1620: The Mayflower Arrives at Plymouth HarborPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: What did one turkey say to the other when they saw the Pilgrims?
A: They look nice. Maybe they’ll have us over for dinner.
1687: Sir Isaac Newton Publishes His Landmark Book on PhysicsPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: What did Newton’s doctor tell him when the apple fell on his head?
A: “I don’t think you understand the gravity of this situation.”
1775: The American RevolutionPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: Who yelled, “Coming are British the”?
A: Paul Reverse.
1789: George Washington Elected PresidentPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: Why do cherry trees smell?
A: Because George Washington cut one.
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1789: The French RevolutionPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: What happens when a guillotine operator is fired?
A: He gets no severance pay.
1848: The Communist Manifesto Is PublishedPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: Why did the Communist fail at school?
A: He got bad Marx.
1861: The War Between the StatesPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: Civil War jokes?
A: I General Lee don’t find them funny.
1886: Lady Liberty Is DedicatedPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: What does the Statue of Liberty stand for?
A: It can’t sit down.
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1903: First Airplane FlightPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: Why did Wilbur and Orville invent the airplane?
A: Because if someone else had been first, it wouldn’t have been Wright.
1912: The Titanic Sinks
Q: What do you get when you cross the Atlantic Ocean with the Titanic?
1914: World War I
Q: What did the German kaiser roll say to the French baguette?
A: Gluten Tag.
“It’s true, alcohol kills people. But how many are born because of it ?”
1929: The Stock Market CollapsesPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: How many stockbrokers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two. One to take out the bulb and drop it, and the other to sell it before it crashes.
1961: The Bay of Pigs InvasionPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: How did Fidel Castro find out about the Bay of Pigs?
A: Someone squealed.
1969: Americans Land on the Moon
The Soviets responded by announcing they would be sending a man to the sun. American engineers objected. “If you send a man to the sun, he will burn up!” The Soviets replied, “What do you think we are, stupid? We’ll send him at night!”
1972: WatergatePeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: Did you hear about the new Watergate watch?
A: Both hands always point to Nixon.
2015: Queen Elizabeth II Becomes Britain’s Longest-Serving MonarchPeter Arkle for Reader's Digest
Q: Why is England the wettest country?
A: Because the queen has reigned there for years!
For more laughs, read these 30 short jokes that anyone can remember.