Latest Laughter Stories

2011-04-01 10:30:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April Fools' Day, Cindy Gendrich's Wake Forest University students may have an advantage when planning practical jokes. In the theater professor's first-year seminar, "Why Do People Laugh?" they have serious discussions about what causes giggles and guffaws. Practical jokes are not a guaranteed way to generate laughter, Gendrich said.

2011-02-22 21:22:37

Want to keep your boss happy? Smile at your customers.

2011-02-02 10:11:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's like "Candid Camera" in a book.

2011-02-02 07:40:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Laffy Laffalot, with its bright orange body, big engaging eyes and smile, features 20 pre-programmed buttons with hilarious belly laughs, silly giggles, snorts and more.

2011-01-16 00:23:17

January 24 is Global Belly Laugh Day. Celebrate the great gift of laughter. On January 24 at 1:24 p.m. (local time) smile, throw your arms in the air and laugh out loud.

2010-11-11 14:57:00

Georgia State University research presented at 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most scientific research on laughter is based on recordings of people pretending to laugh.

2010-08-24 17:18:38

Laughter can play key roles in group communication and group dynamics – even when there’s nothing funny going on.

2010-08-10 13:04:45

What makes something funny? Philosophers have been tossing that question around since Plato.

2010-08-03 21:03:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Laugh, Cry, Eat Some Pie, Deanna Davis's third book, is available at booksellers today.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.