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November 8, 2013

 

Two busts of laughing clowns are displayed in a carnival booth.

What’s So Funny?

According to laughter research, you're not as funny as you think.

February 17, 2005

 

Joke Evolution

Did you ever make up a joke? Most likely you have not. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Star Light, Star White

The back of your eye, called the retina, has two kinds of cells: rods and cones. In bright light the cones are what we use, while in dim light the cones are less active and the rods take over.

September 27, 2003

 

man with two pens in his mouth impersonating a walrus

Laughter is a Social Signal?

Laughter research has found that less than 20% of laughter is a sincere response to someone's humor. In fact, it's primarily a social signal.

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