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The Brighter 5: Five funny jokes to celebrate World Snake Day with a laugh

[July 15, 2021: Josh Shavit]



World Snake Day, held every year on July 16, aims to increase awareness regarding the over 3,500 snake species that exist across the world. Yes, that’s a lot of snakes! And, guess what? Not all of them are as scary or poisonous as we believe them to be. The fascinating reptiles are often not given the recognition they deserve just because of the bad reputation they have earned over the years. For instance, a friend who is a traitor is known as a ‘snake.’ The day aims to change the negative perception surrounding snakes and promote the love for all living beings — even the ones we fear.


The English word ‘snake’ comes from the Old English word ‘snaca.’ The reptile is thought to have come from terrestrial lizards that existed around 174.1 million to 163.5 million years ago. In fact, Eophis underwoodi, the oldest fossil snake, lived in England about 167 million years ago.



Here are today's 5 funny snake-themed jokes to get you into a happy place.



1. Snake Matrimony.

What do married snakes have on their bath towels? “Hiss,” and “Herss.”



2. Snakes are sneaky.

Why was the snake mad at the jewel thief? Because he wanted his diamondback.


3. Political snakes

What do you call a snake who works for the government? A civil serpent.


4. Snake games

Why should you never use a snake as a boomerang? Because it'll come back to bite you.



5. Snakes love to drive

What kind of car does a snake drive? An ana-honda.


Bonus Snake Joke

My girlfriend is a snake. Whenever you ask her whose fault was it, she goes “HISSSSSSSSSS.”




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