Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson Humour

So while researching something totally different about humour for a discussion, I came across this joke, claimed to be the second funniest joke in the world (click here to see the Wikipedia article):

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson were going camping. They pitched their tent under the stars and went to sleep. Sometime in the middle of the night Holmes woke Watson up and said: “Watson, look up at the stars, and tell me what you see.”

Watson replied: “I see millions and millions of stars.”

Holmes said: “And what do you deduce from that?”

Watson replied: “Well, if there are millions of stars, and if even a few of those have planets, it’s quite likely there are some planets like Earth out there. And if there are a few planets like Earth out there, there might also be life.”

And Holmes said: “Watson, you idiot, it means that somebody stole our tent.”

BBC Sherlock Holmes and John Watson leaning beside the Smiley Face wall

It was just a joke, Sherlock.

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