Once upon a time, Charlie Chaplin said, “Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.” Last week, The New York Times agreed. The reported on a recent study which found that,”laughing increased pain resistance.” In this story, the science of modern times sides with the clown. The Oxford study also suggests that laughter has provided primates with an age-old evolutionary advantage.
Any fool knows that laughing and eating chocolate will make you feel good. Now scholars agree too! Let’s sing it from the rooftops! (And support it with peer-reviewed science!) “EAT CHOCOLATE AND BE MERRY! Your heart will thank you!”
A ring! A roaring crowd! Two competitors!…But nary a punch thrown? What WAS this? It was the first televised laughing…
We’re not talking about the half-second hug-cum-chest-bump. Or the 5 second clench-to-coax. No, indeed! Apparently, a loving embrace held for 20 seconds taps our sweet spot.
Growing evidence confirms suspicions that laughter is not only fun, but good for us! WebMD reports that laughter and moderate exercise share a host of healthful effects.
60 seconds of fake laughter or howling like a wolf? Well one is great at making a racket and the other is excellent for chasing away the blues.
The study, published in Fertility and Sterility, found that 36 percent of women with Israeli clowns became pregnant, as compared with the 20 percent of clown-free embryo transfer procedure. Not surprisingly, women conceiving the conventional way were found to have a much lower success rate with Israeli clowns in their room at the time of conception.
There are two kinds of laughter, says a study published in the Quarter Review of Biology, so don’t be fooled by the “dark side of laughter”
“There is a Cosmic laughter which comes into being when the whole joke of this Cosmos is understood. That is…
[Finishing the story from the last blog] "So for the first time, the two monks spoke and said, ’We are…