Bathroom humor has a proud literary tradition, with breaking wind having been a particularly popular scatological topic for millennia. Throughout history, the chance to make an occasional fart joke has often proven irresistible, even to such influential authors as Aristophanes, Shakespeare, and Mark Twain. Here are 11 references to uproarious cheese cutting made by some of the most esteemed writers of all time. The First Joke Ever Recorded // 1900 BCEWho says girls don’t fart? Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales // 14th Century CE)In “The Miller’s Tale,” Absolon and Nicholas are both wooing Alison.