08 Jun '11, 6pm

Germany voted as least funny country in international poll

LONDON - An international poll appears to reinforce Germany's humourless national stereotype after the nation was voted the least funny among 15 countries. More than 30,000 people in those countries were asked by London-based social networking website Badoo.com to rank the nations with the worst sense of humour and Germany came out on top. Rounding out the top six were Russia, Turkey, Britain, the United States and France. Many of those responding to the survey said they saw Germans as being more focused on rationality and efficiency rather than humour. In May 2007 the German magazine Spiegel commented that the British had an image of the typical German as a "mercilessly efficient but humourless engineer". The list of funniest nationalities was topped by the US, followed by Spain, Italy, Brazil, France and Mexico. The Daily Telegraph

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