So why the question? I just observed a father and his teenage son on the way while commuting. My thought process kicked then. Why do people laugh? Obviously, laughter is the expression for happiness and joy.
And why do people feel happy and gay? Not GAY but gay :-D So did you laugh now? If yeah, you are perfectly normal, if you did not, please consult a psychologist.
Yeah, whoever laughed, it was because the statement was humorous. Obvious!! What a big deal?
Have you noticed how laughter comes to our rescue when you do a mistake? A blunder? You ride on the wrong side of the road, people abuse you and show fingers at you. You laugh at your foolishness.
You are almost on the verge of entering the restroom meant for opposite genders. Such a dangerous thing!! You realise your folly and then laugh about it.
Yeah, talking about the man and his teenage son, they were trying to cross the road, then stopped. They were undecided and when they walked across, vehicles came to a screeching halt. The father and the boy laughed coyly while the drivers frowned.
We do laugh when we are in deep sorrow. Yeah!! right! have you ever experienced it? You laugh, and then think if you have gone mad!!
Oh!! who can forget that open heart loud laugh which is contagious. You laugh your gut out at a joke, continue laughing for a long time, actually forgetting why you started laughing in the first place.
Ohhhhhh!!! Hmmm......when someone tickled you. you laugh...laugh until tears flow out.
We would laugh when tickled by someone known to us, but not definitely if a stranger does it. So laughter is related to personal relationships.
And yes, your boss laughs more than you. Your wife laughs more than you. So its the dominant individuals who laugh most.
Here are few interesting facts about laughter.
1. Human beings are only species capable of laughter, and an average adult laughs about 17 times a day.
2. Laughing 100 times is equivalent to about 10 minutes of exercise on a rowing machine.
3.We use 17 muslces to smile and 43 muslces to frown, so its easier to laugh.
So to laugh now, a cute little story.
There were two brothers, aged 6 and 8. They were very naughty and inflicted damages around in the neighborhood. Everyone believed they were the reason when the windows broke, or when the cars were damaged or the potted plants pulled out or if something was lost. A priest upon knowing the problem offered to solve it. He asked these two brothers to meet him. When they went to meet him in his room, he asked the younger one to stay and the elder one to come back later. When they were alone, he asked the boy calm but stern
"Where is God?"
The boy was silent, he again repeated strictly "Where is God?"
He waited for a while and then went close to the boy, his nose almost touching the boy's nose and shouted "Where is God?"
The kid ran away as fast as he could and searched for his elder brother. The brother was shocked to see his sibling with fear and asked "What happened? What did the priest say?"
The younger boy replied; "Something terrible has happened".
The elder one asks "What happened?"
The boy replies "God is missing and they think we are the reason behind it".