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8 Filthy Jokes Hidden in Ancient Works of Art

First Posted: 06/22/11 10:22 AM ET Updated: 11/15/11 05:56 AM ET

Farting Goat
Ancient monks who spent their lives copying religious texts had to have something to keep them engaged in their work, so, believe it or not, many used to insert little drawings such as this one of a farting goatl.

No matter how far back you go, dirty jokes have been the driving force behind mankind's sense of humor.

Even ancient figures and civilizations we tend to think of as wise and dignified weren't shy about whipping out some solid boner or poop jokes, even when creating works of art for royalty.

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Filed by David Moye  |