Today I learned that humans eat more bananas than monkeys

Today I learned that humans eat more bananas than monkeys.
I can't remember the last time I ate a monkey.


This joke relies on the ambiguity of grammar. The listener initially hears the first sentence and understands the meaning to be "Today I learned that humans eat more bananas than monkeys do", however the second sentence makes the listener have to reevaluate the first sentence to mean "Today I learned that humans eat more bananas than they eat monkeys", and this is a funny (and probably true) sentence.

This is sort of like a grammar based pun instead of a word based pun.

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