They say laughter is the best medicine … but did you know that just listening to it is also good for you?
Studies showed that depressed patients who listened to a CD of laughter showed significant improvement compared to those who did not.
Even forced or fake laughter has great benefits, which is why you will find “laughter yoga” groups popping up across the world!
Laughter Brings Us Together
The purpose of laughter is to bring people together. It’s a signal we send to others in a social situation, and it all but disappears when we are alone.
He He He – or Her Her Her?!
Research shows that females laugh more, while males are the ones doing the clowning around.
A Barrel of Laughs
The first canned laughter on TV went to air on 9 September 1950, when it was used on “The Hank McCune Show” to compensate for the lack of a live audience.
And finally … “Laughter is like changing a baby’s nappy. It doesn’t permanently solve any problems, but it makes things more acceptable for a while” – Author Unknown.