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No laughing matter – you havin’ a larff? 

By  Lysette Offley

 You havin’ a larff?

It may be no laughing matter, but we all enjoy a good cackle, especially if we’re in the company of others it seems. Watch this entertaining video about the neuroscience of laughing, with Sophie Scott.

And by the way, we’re not the only ones fond of a chuckle. Did you know that other animals laugh too?

 

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Laughing chimp…

loves being tickled, just like a Human baby. Chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, orangutans, dogs, owls, dogs, cats, meerkats, penguins, dolphins and camels are believed to enjoy a giggle.

 

Rats laugh…

beyond the range of human hearing – in the ultrasonic range. but with the right recording equipment to lower the frequency, you can hear how much they enjoy a good tickle!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lysette Offley


With 40 years of experience, Lysette Offley is a Memory and Mindset Coach to women and men at the top of their game in the Financial Services Industry who recognise the value of continual personal and professional development and support to achieve a healthy work-life balance, along with satisfaction and fulfilment.

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  1. A giggle is infectious. If you can make one person laugh you are home and dry. Ask any comedian. I did not realise it was so beneficial but I am not surprised. Some continental nations are known for no sense of humour. Oh! How good it is to be British.
    A Geordie standing at the bus stop in the rain. His mate says “put yer ‘at on Geordie ye’ll get a wet heeeeed”. “No, lad, Geordie replied, ‘cos aal ‘ave te sit in the house aal neet with a wet ‘at”.
    It hurts no one and raises a smile and it’s free.
    Everyone with a smile is more attractive than those who are”po” faced

    1. I just love the British sense of humour. As a family, we enjoyed a good laugh. Laughing’s good for you. Along with exercise it gets oxygen to the brain – always a good thing! In fact, several cyclists suffering from cancer, along with the now notorious Lance Armstrong, count laughing along with their favourite TV comedy show, as an important part of their recovery programme . Laughing makes everything and everybody just a little easier. Hoorah!

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