Jokes also help in breaking the ice in situations where people are interacting for the first time.
The best thing an individual can provide to others is a genuine smile. In a world that is so fast-paced and self-interested, oftentimes, even meaningless jokes can help to lift a person's spirits. But what is also important is to have a perfect context and appeal so that everybody understands the joke. Not just for bonding, jokes also help in breaking the ice in situations where people are having interactions with others for the first time.
So, when a Reddit thread prompted the question, "What is your best joke?" users rushed to the comments section with the best puns they have heard or known. We have selected the best 20 for you that will leave you in splits.
"If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If life gives you melons, you might be dyslexic."- u/charlie_the_kid
"What's the difference between an old public transit stop and a lobster with breast implants? One's a crusty bus-station, and the other is a busty crustacean." - u/PaniqueAttaque
"My grandfather has the heart of a lion and a lifetime ban from the zoo." - u/sharrrper
"Two fish in a tank one turns to the other and says, 'Do you know how to drive this thing?'" - u/Loud-Vacation-711
"What's the difference between a hippo and a zippo? One weighs a ton, and the other is a little lighter." - u/gajeeper1992
"Two atoms were walking down the road and one atom suddenly stopped, patted his pockets and exclaimed, 'Hold on, I think I've lost an electron!' The second atom says, 'Are you sure?' To which, the first atom replies, 'I'm positive'" - u/asqua
"How many gorillas does it take to change a lightbulb? Just one...but it takes a sh*tload of light bulbs." - u/da9ve
"What's the difference between a cat and a comma? One is a pause at the end of a clause, but the other has claws at the end of its paws."- u/nosaystupidthings
"A woman walks into a doctor's office. When asked what’s wrong, she touches all parts of her body with her finger saying, 'It hurts when I touch here and here and here and here.' The doc looks at her and says, 'Ma’am you have a broken finger.'” - u/slargle12
"Why do elephants paint their toenails red? So they can hide in cherry trees." - u/Baby_I_Know
"Why is there no pregnant Barbie? Because Ken came in another box." - u/homarjr
"Why can't you trust atoms? They make up everything."- u/zazzlekdazzle
"Did you hear about the scarecrow that won the Nobel Prize? He was outstanding in his field!"- u/DDwili
"Why don't skeletons fight each other? They don't have the guts!"- u/ OneManArmyHero
“A married couple are visiting friends, all four of them senior citizens. The men are in the living room having a drink. One man says to the other, 'We went to the most fantastic restaurant the other night. Great food, great prices and unbelievable service.' 'Really,' says his friend. 'What was the name of the place?' 'Let me think for a second. What’s the name of that flower, comes in red or pink or yellow and has thorns all over the stem.' 'Do you mean the rose?' 'That’s it. Hey Rose, what’s the name of that restaurant we went to the other night?'”- u/SkepticalSenior9133
"So, a chicken and an egg are laying next to each other in bed. The chicken looks at the egg and says, 'Well I guess that answers that question!'"- u/mayflyDecember
"What do you call a wreath full of $100 bills? Aretha Franklins"- u/the_Kell
"I understand that in the past people used to have names that coincided with the life path they choose. If you had a bakery you might be Jim Baker And if you fixed shirts they might call you Mike Taylor. So what the hell was Charles Dickinson doing with his life?"- u/D-Honey
"What’s the difference between glue, tuna, and a guitar? you can tuna guitar but you can’t guitar a tuna"- u/_tOomanYfandOms
"Why did the bird go to the gym? To work on his pecks"- u/brockthesock