In 2002 the psychologist Richard Wiseman premiered the web Laughlab in which people could upload their jokes and vote for others. 41000 jokes were uploaded and 1.5 million votes were counted, the winning joke being described as “the funniest joke in the world”. The author of the winning joke is a psychiatrist named Gurpal Gosall who declared that he liked the joke because it makes you remember that there are more people who are stupid than you. According to the analysis of the joke, it is funny to be universal, not discriminate between gender or age, etc …

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