Going Viral: The Original Joe Miller’s Joke Book Has Been Unearthed – Is It Still Funny?

Any comedian worth their salt has heard the one about Joe Miller’s Joke Book. It’s an apocryphal tale, in which a stage actor named Joe Miller, a contemporary of William Shakespeare, compiled the first book of 12 jokes (then called “jests”) and it became his lasting legacy.

From ancient times, the number 12 has been considered a mark of portent and import. There are 12 months in the year, 12 signs of the Zodiac and 12 musical notes in the scale. And, let’s not forget that bagels taste better by the dozen. So, naturally, Joe Miller thought 12 jokes were all that were needed to entertain any gathering, small or large, and to leave a witty mark for posterity.

Not Feeling Well? Maybe It’s Time To Write Your Own Obituary!

Mark Twain was enjoying a hearty breakfast one morning and, while perusing his local newspaper, he turned to his favorite section: The obituary column. Imagine his surprise when he saw his own name and found out he was dead. It was a misprint, of course. But it did evince one of his most memorable quotes: “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”

Bill Hader: Time Traveler? SNL Comedy Star Has Been Killing For Over 150 Years! [PHOTO/VIDEO]

Bill Hader is one of the funniest and most sought after actors in show business today. But just 15 years ago, only Hollywood insiders knew of his many talents, including stand-up comedy, comedy writer, voice actor, celebrity impressionist, hilarious comedic performer and fine dramatic actor.

How does one man as young as Bill Hader (he allegedly just turned 41) learn the skills needed to be such a well-rounded, highly-gifted entertainer delivering at a level seemingly so far beyond his years?

Is it because he’s a Time Traveling Immortal?

It seems to be the only reasonable explanation for Hader’s incredible talents, which are rarely learned during the course of the average single lifespan of less than 100 years. Of course, there are exceptions, but there has never been a verifiable case of anyone, man or woman, living beyond 120 or so. Especially in show business. Let’s face it, George Burns almost didn’t make his 100th birthday party and Bob Hope spent his last days begging to be put out of his misery.

Alternative Health Therapies That Don’t Really Work – Was Grandma Totally Wrong?

Like the old saying goes, you’ve got everything if you’ve got your health. And most people will do anything to keep it. Especially if Grandma says it worked in her day. Turns out, old people don’t know what they’re talking about either. Here are some health myths that have been proven to be completely wrong.

And (mostly) hilarious…

Eat Breakfast To Lose Weight

The theory is, if you’re full you can have a light lunch and a well-balanced dinner. It actually does work. Unfortunately, it’s all the junk food you fill up on in between that’s really making you fat…

Strangest Unsolved Mysteries of The Human Body – How Are We Walking Around in These Things?

Throughout history, the human race has made some great advances in biology, with significant scientific discoveries proved by intuitive logic, successful hypothesizing and irrefutable empirical evidence. And, oh yeah. Just plain old dumb luck. Still, some mysteries of the human body have yet to be solved.

Here are some of the last remaining few…