Five interesting facts about laughing
We tend to do it together
Laughter truly is contagious. We laugh up to 30 times more when we are in the company of others than when we are by ourselves.
A caffeine-like effect
Not a coffee drinker? There is another way to get an early morning boost. Laughing shortly after you wake up can have similar effects to drinking a cup of coffee.
Not limited to humans
Humans are not the only beings who laugh. Although less obvious to detect, many animals also experience something similar to laughter.
Lighten up, men
Just as children laugh more than adults, surveys have shown women tend to laugh slightly more than their male counterparts.
It can’t be orchestrated
Although we can force smiles and trick our brains into thinking we are happy, we cannot actually force laughter. You can emit something that sounds a lot like laughter, but you are not tricking your brain whatsoever.