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While lazily improving the underreferenced "Russian jokes" I added an extra reference to it, then read the cited book (a thesis) a bit more. It noted Russian "stortest jokes", and I remembered that I have already wrote about a German "shortest Manta joke". So it occurred to me it might be a pan-cultural phenomenon, worth of wikipedifying, and indeed... -No.Altenmann >t 05:18, 10 July 2014 (UTC)