Laughter Quiz

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What makes people laugh is an unexact science. What makes you laugh might not make me laugh and visa-versa. I tend to be a serious person and not prone to laughter. I’d like to change that especially after experiencing a day of laughter at our Thanksgiving feast.

“You laugh at me because I am different, but I laugh at you because we are all the same” (anonymous).

Have fun taking this True or False Quiz on Laughter.

  1. True or False. The study of humor and laughter is called humology.
  2. True or False. People laugh thirty times more often when they are with others compared to when they are alone.
  3. True or False. As children go through developmental stages what makes them laugh changes.
  4. True or False. Laughter is contagious.
  5. True or False. Laughter is physically good for you.  
  6. True or False. An adult laughs 400 times a day whereas a child laughs 17  times a day.

Click below on (more…) to read the answers.

  1. False. The study of humor and laughter is called  Gelotology.
  2. True. Both adults and children laugh primarily during social interactions with others. Click here to read this article on Why Do People Laugh?
  3. True. What is funny at one developmental stage just isn’t funny at another. Click here to read this article about what makes young children laugh.
  4. True. Laughter certainly is contagious. That’s why sound tracks are used.  Click here to watch my favorite laughing baby youtube viedo. Click here to watch 4 laughing babies. You just can’t help but LAUGH when you watch. 
  5. True. Laughter makes an obvious difference on the physical body. Laughter lowers blood pressure, reduces pain, boosts the immune system, reduces stress hormones, and releases endorphins. In fact, laughter makes you feel good all over from the physical to the mental.
  6. False. Children are the ones with the bigger number of laughs each day (400 compared to the adult number of 17). Read  How often Do You Laugh a Day? for more information.

If you are an adult, what can you do to up your laugh number?

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