Interesting facts about laughter

Interesting Facts "Man" Interesting Facts About Laughter

  1. If you laugh 100 times, that's about as good as cycling for 15 minutes. Vigorous laughter raises your heart rate, deepens your breathing rate, and flexes your face, abdomen, and diaphragm.

  2. Laughter produces beneficial changes in the brain by supplying endorphins, allowing more oxygen to enter the body.
  3. Laughter is an instinctive reaction. Our laughter is under minimal conscious control, which challenges the hypothesis that we are completely in control of our behavior.
  4. Laughter and its effects on humans are studied by a special science called gelotology.
  5. Couples who laugh and smile when discussing sensitive topics do better with face-to-face interactions and report higher levels of relationship satisfaction. They also tend to stay together longer.
  6. Laughter promotes the production of the happiness hormone endorphin. He is not only responsible for our mood, but also relieves pain.
  7. The Italian author Pietro Aretino in 1556 laughed so hard at a bawdy story told to him by his sister that he collapsed and died of suffocation.
  8. Laughter strengthens immune cells that attack viruses and certain types of cancer and tumor cells.
  9. Laughter enhances creativity and problem solving. It activates the limbic system of the brain by connecting the left and right hemispheres.
  10. Laughter therapy is actively practiced in some countries. For example, in Japan, laughter therapy sessions are held with great success in tuberculosis hospitals. And in Malaysia, on the eve of the session, students are taught special breathing exercises that imitate laughter. Experience has shown that all participants in the experiment pass the exams successfully and without worry.
  11. Human begins to laugh at the age of 8-10 weeks .
  12. A typical 6-year-old child laughs about 300 times a day, while adults only smile and laugh 15 times a day on average. At the same time, up to 2 months of age, children do not know how to laugh at all.
  13. You can also get monetary benefits from laughter, because waiters who constantly smile at customers receive 1.5 times more tips.
  14. Men with a good sense of humor seem smarter to women than serious representatives of the stronger sex. It is believed that a sense of humor is more typical for men than for women, and the main credit for this belongs to the male sex hormone testosterone.
  15. We laugh almost 30 times more when we are in company than when alone. Moreover, the closer people are and the more relaxed the atmosphere, the more laughter. It is true that laughter is contagious!
  16. Ever wondered why television shows often use "studio laughter" during a funny moment? Even when we don't see or understand a joke, other people's laughter automatically makes us react.
  17. Just as children laugh more than adults, research has shown that women tend to laugh more than men.
  18. In 1962, an epidemic of laughter broke out in Tanganyika (present-day Tanzania), eventually affecting about 1, 000 people. It began at a girls' school in the village of Kashash - at first three students laughed, and soon most of the girls were infected with laughter. Each of them had fits of laughter that lasted from several hours to several days in a row. The school was temporarily closed soon after, but the epidemic spread to other children and adolescents in 14 schools in nearby villages. The phenomenon finally disappeared 18 months after the first recorded cases.
  19. Pathological fear of jokes in psychiatry is called "gelotophobia", from the Greek words "gelos" - laughter, and "phobos" - fear. This is a mental disorder that belongs to the category of social phobia.
  20. Rats, primates, cats and dogs can laugh.
  21. Very often, a sense of humor is a sign of a high level of intelligence as well as creativity.
  22. A person cannot laugh when they tickle themselves. The cerebellum, which is responsible for the sensations caused by its own movements, prevents this, and sends commands to other parts of the brain to ignore these sensations. An exception to this rule is tongue tickling of the palate.
  23. Laughing is much easier than frowning. A smile sets in motion 13 of our facial muscles, but to make a sullen face, you need to use 43.
  24. The most smiling people live in Brazil and Cuba, and the darkest in the Scandinavian countries.
  25. There are no universally funny jokes. However, one of the best ways to make people laugh is this video about people trying to contain their laughter in inappropriate situations.