National Tell a Joke Day marks the arrival of one of the funniest days of the year. Although there isn't much known about the origins of the humorous holiday, Aug. 16 offers people the opportunity to spend the day spreading laughter and joy through jokes.

Jokes are typically verbal or written and consist of a funny story that ends with a unique punchline, which results in laughter from the listener. However, telling a good joke depends on comedic timing and the delivery of the punchline.

Take some time on Tuesday to celebrate National Tell a Joke Day by sharing these 15 funny one-liners for adults and kids from Reader's Digest and Good Housekeeping.

1. A ham sandwich walks into a bar and orders a beer, bartender says "sorry, we don't serve food here."
2. How do they keep the basketball arena cool? They fill it with fans.
3. Where can you buy chicken broth in bulk? The stock market.
4. Why can't you tell a joke to an egg? It might crack up.
5. Why shouldn't you write with a broken pencil? Because it's pointless.
6. Why did two 4s skip dinner? Because they already 8.
7. What's worse than finding a worm in your apple? Finding half a worm in your apple.
8. What do you call an alligator detective? An investi-gator.
9. What do you get when you cross a snail with a porcupine? A slowpoke.
10. How do you stop a bull from charging? Cancel its credit card.
11. What do you call a sad strawberry? A blueberry.
12. What do you call fake spaghetti? An im-pasta.
13. What do you call a line of rabbits jumping backwards? A receding hare-line!
14. What did the yoga instructor say when her landlord tried to evict her? Namaste.
15. If athletes get athlete's foot, what do elves get? Mistle-toes.

Laughing couple
An old couple shares a laugh Reuters