Dear Whys Guy: "Why Do Grown Men Think Fart Jokes Are Funny?"

By Aaron Traister, REDBOOK


Why are fart and penis jokes so damn funny? Why are my guy and his friends telling the same fart and penis jokes they've told for the last 20 years?

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Allow me to answer your question with a question: Why can't women see the hilarity in penis and fart jokes? They're hilarious! The reason we're telling these jokes 20 years after we learned them is because a) We're perfecting our timing, and b) You can't go wrong with the classics.

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Need help decoding odd male behavior? Redbook columnist Aaron Traister, who lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two kids, is our resident male who is happy to answer any questions you might have about the mind of a man. Either leave your questions in the comments or email him at redbook@hearst.comwith Whys Guy in the subject. Letters, emails, and comments may be edited for clarity and length.

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