• Question: why do we laugh cause i laugh alot?

    Asked by jenna8 to Gioia, Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 14 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by alice123, elenaa.
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      Gioia Cherubini answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      I don’t know, but I remember my grandmother saying that it is good because it makes your lungs bigger! OK, this is not science, but it’s still fun. Don’t be afraid of laughing too much, I don’t think there is a real danger. Although I heard of a guy that once said a joke and started laughing so much that he couldn’t stop for 3 days and then he died…but probably that’s only a myth 😉

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      Mariam Orme answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      That’s a very good question, and what’s interesting is that no other animals laugh (as far as we know) – some (like hyenas) make noises that sound like laughing, but it’s not real laughter, from finding something funny. So why humans laugh is a really interesting question, but I’m afraid I don’t know the answer.

      Laughing a lot can’t be bad though, keep at it!