The 10 funniest jokes of all time, according to kids

Jacob Stolworthy

The 10 funniest jokes of all time, according to kids, were revealed during a January poll.

Classic quips ranked highly in the poll that was decided by 2,000 British children aged between seven and 12.

The joke in the top spot was: “Why was the sand wet? Because the sea weed” while other top 10 entrants included the timeless: “What do you call a blind dinosaur? Doyouthinkhesaurus."

The research was conducted by who is launching a new national joke competition to find the funniest classroom in Britain.

You can find the full top 10 here - just scroll through the gallery below.

Speaking about the competition, Beano's Editorial Director,

Mike Stirling, said: “The hunt to find the UK’s funniest primary school-class is on! Beano is encouraging pupils up and down the country to put forward their very best jokes, gags and funnies to be in with a chance of being crowned Britain’s funniest class."

The top three classes, which will be voted for by Beano’s gag maker experts as well as readers, will each win a bundle of the comic's annuals, subscriptions and a special VIP Beano visit and joke workshop.

Primary schools across the UK can submit their classes’ entries from 1 April to 1 May. Find more information at

If you're on the hunt for even more laughter, you can find a compilation of the 15 best pratfalls in film and television history here.