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 competition! During October 2010, Canal D broadcast an event of combative hilarity. In front of spectators and viewers at home, the laugh-off pit pairs of guffawers to spar. Awards were given to the longest and […]
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 of the highest. And only a Buddha can laugh like that. These three monks must have been three Buddhas. But if you can laugh the second type of laughter, that is also worth trying. Avoid […]
[Finishing the story from the last blog] "So for the first time, the two monks spoke and said, ’We are laughing because this man has won. We were always wondering as to who would die first and this man has defeated us. We are laughing at our defeat and his victory. Also he lived with […]