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Posts tagged humor

September 20, 2013


woman laughing in front of a garden

A Knee-Slapper

What makes something funny?

August 1, 2006


two women talking and laughing

Funny Ladies

When women do find something to be genuinely funny, they feel rewarded in a way that men don't.

June 27, 2006


dog's mouth

Do Animals Laugh?

If you have a dog, you may have noticed that sometimes it seems to be smiling. Of course, we know that dogs don't really smile, right?

February 17, 2004


Do Old Folks Still Appreciate Humor?

Do old folks still appreciate humor? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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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