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Laughing is a universal human behavior, one that transcends borders of language and culture. But it’s also REALLY WEIRD. Why do we do it? The answer has less to do with humor than you might think.

Learn more:
“Laughter: A Scientific Investigation” by Robert Provine http://amzn.to/1fzZQLy

“Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why” by Scott Weems http://amzn.to/1etLLyv



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