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Posts tagged humor

September 20, 2013

 

Do you ever wonder why you find a joke funny but your friend doesn't?

A Knee-Slapper

What makes something funny?

August 1, 2006

 

Funny Ladies

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

June 27, 2006

 

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

 

Recent research has shown that people are 30 times more likely to laugh in a social situation than when they are alone.

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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