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The Science of Laughter and 10 Jokes to Make You Smile and Happy

Misbah has a good sense of humor and likes to read and tell jokes.

Laughter is the best medicine

Laughter is the best medicine

The article is written in response to Brenda's word prompt for week 54, 'happy.' The article explains the science of laughter and includes ten jokes to make your day brighter. Thank you for this word prompt, Bredz. I hope everyone who reads it enjoys it!

Laughter Makes You Happy- It Works As a Drug

According to a Chinese proverb, "we are never punished for making others die of laughter," so if that's the case, then all jokes are permissible, especially the funny ones. Laughing is beneficial for your health; why restrain yourself from it? According to scientific researchers, It can help you relieve stress, can help you lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, and release endorphins, among many other benefits. Above everything, laughing is directly linked with pleasant moments, fun, and enjoyment

The Science Behind Laughter

Do you know the science behind laughing? I guess you don't. We all agree that good laughter can brighten anyone's mood and fill the air with vibrancy and happiness. The reason is all chemical. How do our brains detect humor? Tanya Lewis, a science reporter, says that this is due to the frontal lobe of our brain, which is responsible for our emotional reactions. The left side of our brain interprets the language and structure of a joke. The right side evaluates whether or not the joke is hilarious.

The limbic system, which includes the amygdala and hippocampus is responsible for our most basic feelings such as hunger and fear, has been shown in scientific examinations to be active when we see or hear something amusing. This activity eventually triggers the motor section of the brain, resulting in a bodily reaction of laughter and vocal sound expulsion.

Humans laugh around 17 times every day on average as far as scientific studies show, we are the only creature that laughs. Certain primates exhibit signs of laughing when tickled, but scientists are unsure if this is the same as human laughter.

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.

A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, and a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around.

— — Carolyn Birmingham

How Does Laughter Work?

10 Jokes To Make You Happy

Laughter is said to be the best medicine. Here are some great jokes to help you laugh and make your day brighter.

1: Pool Donation:

The other day some girls knocked on my door and asked me for a small donation for a local pool.
I gave them a bottle of water.

2: What is Beauty?

A son questioned his father, "Dad, what is beauty?"
Have you ever looked at your mother?, replied dad.

Yes, the boy said innocently.
Dad: Well, that’s just what it isn't!

3:Barbie Doll:

A dad is about to buy a toy for his daughter and asks the salesperson, "How much does the Barbie in the window cost?"

The toy store worker responded condescendingly: But which one?
We now have:
Barbie goes to the gym, which costs 19.95 euros.
Barbie plays volleyball for 19.95 euros.
Barbie goes shopping for 19.95 euros.
Barbie goes to work for 19.95 euros.
Barbie is going to dance for 19.95 euros,
and a divorced Barbie for €265.95

The man, confused, inquired:
Why is the Divorced Barbie 265.95 euros, while the others are 19.95?
The saleswoman with an air of self-sufficiency replied: Sir, divorced Barbie comes with Ken's Car, Ken's house, Ken's boat, Ken's furniture, Ken's computer... As well as Ken's friend!

4: Court Hearing:

"Did you feel nothing when you chopped your wife to pieces and put her in the pot?" the judge inquired.
Yes, I cried at one point, said the accused.
Judge: Oh, yeah? When, exactly? Accused: when I chopped the onions after she died!

5: Maternity Ward:

The ecstatic father was snapping photographs of his newborn kid in the maternity ward. -Is this your first son, sir?- Inquires the nurse.
Man: No, I already have five, my first camera!

6: The Light:

Dad, what is love?- The son asked his dad.
The dad replied: It is the light of life, my dear son.
And marriage?, the son questioned.
The father took a deep breath and said: Well, my innocent son, it's the bill that comes later.

7: A Decent Job:

Hannah to Tommy: What is your job?
Tommy: Basically to breathe. I don't earn much, but it gives me a living.

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.

— ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

8: Take The Money Man:

How did the trial go, Manuel?
The judge has said that 5 years in prison or 95 thousand euros.
Don't be a fool; take the money!

9: No Enemies:

"How many of you have forgiven your enemies?" the priest questioned at the end of the Sunday service.
Eighty percent of the people in the room raised their hands.

The priest then asks, will you all forgive your enemies?.

Everyone answered this time, except for an old lady.

Mrs. Joseph, Are you unwilling to forgive your enemies?

I have no enemies, she sweetly replied.

Mrs. Joseph, it is very unusual. What's your age?

She replied: 99.

The community stood to praise her.

Could you please come forward and explain to us how you lived for 99 years without having enemies?

Mrs. Joseph came to the front and addressed the assembly, saying:

-Because all of those wretches have already died.

10: The Huner Friend:

Two friends go hunting in the woods. On the way, one of them collapses to the ground and remains motionless, his eyes open as if dead, with no sign of life.
Then the other (who was not very smart) dials 911 from his cell phone and yells, "Help!" My friend seems to be dead; he is not moving!
-Calm down, sir; first, you must ensure that he is truly dead.
So the man throws down his phone, picks up his shotgun, points it at him, and fires.
-Hello, yes, I'm sure he's dead now. So, what should I do now?

Note to self: Double up on the happy pills for a week

Note to self: Double up on the happy pills for a week

Last Thoughts:

I hope you enjoyed reading this article, and I hope it made you feel a bit lighter and happier. Have a fantastic time, remember to live cheerfully, and make your surroundings pleasant. Life is just too precious, don't waste it.

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

— — Lord Byron

Reference Sources:

Here’s What Happens to Your Brain When You Laugh

How Laughter Works

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Misbah Sheikh

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