Why Do We Laugh?

You know what’s funny? Why people laugh. Hank talks about the science of laughter: what makes us laugh, what purpose it serves, and even what it can tell us about our mental and physical health. Hilarious!

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Sources for this episode:
http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/laughter2.htm
http://news.rutgers.edu/research/serious-question-why-20091014#.UfqhMNLviSo
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3077386/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/big-mystery-why-do-we-laugh/#.UfqqD9LviSo
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=ask-the-brains-why-do-we-laugh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yVE0We52Lc
http://phys.org/news/2011-02-falls.html
http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/sym/laughter.htm#intro
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/animals-laugh-_n_1900493.html

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