Laughter is the best medicine! Post what tickles your funny bone

Discussion in 'Support' started by calin, Apr 10, 2013.

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    1. calin
      Inspired

      calin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 2011
      From this site: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-health-benefits-of-laughter.html
      It was brought to the public’s awareness in Norman Cousins’ memoir Anatomy of an Illness. Cousins found that comedies, like those of the Marx Brothers, helped him feel better and get some pain-free sleep. That’s because laughter helps the pituitary gland release its own pain-suppressing opiates.
      What can laughter do?:
      • Lower blood pressure
      • Increase vascular blood flow and oxygenation of the blood
      • Give a workout to the diaphragm and abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles
      • Reduce certain stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline
      • Increase the response of tumor- and disease-killing cells such as Gamma-interferon and T-cells
      • Defend against respiratory infections–even reducing the frequency of colds–by immunoglobulon in saliva.
      • Increase memory and learning; in a study at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, humor during instruction led to increased test scores
      • Improve alertness, creativity, and memory
      Humor and creativity work in similar ways, says humor guru William Fry, M.D., of Stanford University–by creating relationships between two disconnected items, you engage the whole brain.
      Humor works quickly. Less than a half-second after exposure to something funny, and electrical wave moves through the higher brain functions of the cerebral cortex. The left hemisphere analyzes the words and structures of the joke; the right hemisphere “gets” the joke; the visual sensory area of the occipital lobe creates images; the limbic (emotional) system makes you happier; and the motor sections make you smile or laugh.
      So let’s laugh. What makes you laugh? Tell us your favorite funny movie, or how about a good joke?



      I have cats. There are many cat avatars here. So I'll start with a YT video with a cat! (warning - language may offend someone) This has almost 8 million views!

      Please share with a YT vid or jokes. !!!!

      Cat vs Printer - The Translation
       
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    2. jazz
      No Mood

      jazz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      That's one smart kitty!:)
       
    3. jazz
      No Mood

      jazz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      I likewise have cats (three Siamese, one calico) and a standard poodle and a lab mix! Anyway, this dancing poodle is hilarious. Wish I could get my poodle to dance--all he wants to do is jump and fetch!

      Dancing Poodle Dog, Bailey, Conga
       

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