Friday, 25 September 2015

17 Funny Facts You Dont Know.


  1. A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.
  2. A shrimp's heart is in it's head.
  3. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a mili-second
  4. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  5. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
  6. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  7. Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
  8. Money notes are not made from paper, they are made mostly from a special blend of cotton and linen. In 1932, when a shortage of cash occurred in Tenino, Washington, USA, notes were made out of wood for a brief period.
  9. Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.
  10. Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.
  11. Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
  12. Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.
  13. Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.
  14. Ostriches are often not taken seriously. They can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions.
  15. The porpoise is second to man as the most intelligent animal on the planet.
  16. A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
  17. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!




Monday, 21 September 2015

What Can Laughter Do?

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


We change physiologically when we laugh. We stretch muscles throughout our face and body, our pulse and blood pressure go up, and we breathe faster, sending more oxygen to our tissues.
People who believe in the benefits of laughter say it can be like a mildworkout -- and may offer some of the same advantages as a workout.


"The effects of laughter and exercise are very similar," says Wilson. "Combining laughter and movement, like waving your arms, is a great way to boost your heart rate."
One pioneer in laughter research, William Fry, claimed it took ten minutes on a rowing machine for his heart rate to reach the level it would after just one minute of hearty laughter.


And laughter appears to burn calories, too. Maciej Buchowski, a researcher from Vanderbilt University, conducted a small study in which he measured the amount of calories expended in laughing. It turned out that 10-15 minutes of laughter burned 50 calories.
While the results are intriguing, don't be too hasty in ditching that treadmill. One piece of chocolate has about 50 calories; at the rate of 50 calories per hour, losing one pound would require about 12 hours of concentrated laughter!

Great Quotes About Laughter

“Laughter is poison to fear.” 

George R.R. Martin



















“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”












W.H. Auden“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh.”




Charles Dickens
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”




Robert Frost

“If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.”







Oscar Wilde

“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.” 


Seán O'Casey
“Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.”

Rafael Sabatini


“He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”
       




“The earth laughs in flowers.” 

Kurt Vonnegut
“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.”


Maya Angelou


“I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.”





L.M. Montgomery







“Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it.” 




5 Things I bet You did not know about laughter

1# Laughing Burns Calories
Laughing raises both your energy expenditure and heart rate by about 10 percent to 20 percent. This means you could burn about 10-40 calories by laughing for 10 to 15 minutes. While this sounds good in theory, you’d have to laugh solidly for an hour or more for this calorie burning to have any meaningful effect.

 

2# Laughing Is Good for Your Relationships
         Research shows that couples who use laughter and smile when discussing a touchy                    subject feel better in the immediacy and report higher levels of satisfaction in their                        relationship. They also tend to stay together longer.



3# Laughter Requires Timing
Laughter has a distinctive pattern. It rarely occurs in the middle of a sentence. Instead, laughter tends to occur at the end of sentences or during a break in speech, which suggests language is given the priority.


4# Laughter Is Attractive
Research by Dr. Provine found that women laugh 126 percent more than men in cross-gender conversations, with men preferring to be the one prompting the laughter.
          In a review of more than 3,700 newspaper personal ads, Dr. Provine revealed that                       women were 62 percent more likely to mention laughter, including seeking a mate with a             sense of humor, while men were more likely to offer humor in their ads.



5# Some Things Can Make Virtually Everyone Laugh
While there’s no one joke that makes everyone laugh, Professor Scott found that one of the best tools for making people laugh in her lab is a clip of people trying not to laugh in a situation where it would be highly inappropriate to do so.

 


Monday, 25 May 2015

Laughter and Enlightenment

gurus and yogis have always known the connection between laughter and enlightenment. I have read many blogs and books on the topic of laughter and enlightenment over the last few years and the one thing that is clear is, just the act of laughter will lead to enlightenment and non-attachment.



Familiarity is a key part of humor and laughter, and research shows people find jokes told by famous comedians to be funnier than the same joke told by someone they’re not familiar with.


Rats laugh when they’re tickled, and the more they play together, the more they laugh. Psychologist Jack Panksepp first observed laughing rats in the 1990s; he needed special equipment to hear it, as rats’ laughs are very high pitched.

this is a very good blog about the connection between laughter and enlightenment.



This cute cartoon I made explains the connection in a funny and simple way !!






Sunday, 24 May 2015

Laughter Is Very Rare

Humans are the only animals with the self awareness to see the dichotomy of our own existence and our mortality. This makes laughter very unique on our planet. On another topic only Humans and Otters eat more than one type of food in a sitting. Otters share there food. this leads to a variety of food being consumed ... just saying.


Professor Scott’s research has shown that your brain can tell the difference between real or staged laughter. When you hear staged, or deliberate, laughter, it prompts more activity in your brain’s anterior medial prefrontal cortex, which helps you understand other people’s emotions.
This suggests your brain automatically goes to work deciphering why someone is deliberately laughing.
The saying "laugh and the whole world laughs with you" is more than just an expression: laughter really is contagious. The sound of laughter triggers regions in the premotor cortical region of your brain, which is involved in moving your facial muscles to correspond with sound and prepare to join in.

I have seen a lot of very funny things on line but this video must be the craziest thing ever.....


Do You Know What Laughter Is?

Rats laugh when they’re tickled, and the more they play together, the more they laugh. Psychologist Jack Panksepp first observed laughing rats in the 1990s; he needed special equipment to hear it, as rats’ laughs are very high pitched.


on a base physical level, laughter occurs because your brain short circuits. As you read or listen to something your left brain does all the work. The second your Right brain sees a pattern that is contradictory yet a pattern. your brain sends the signal from the right to the left and back so fast your brain literally shorts out and that is laughter. Your brain literally can not figure out which of the two brains is wrong ... If any??


did you know for the last 12 000years mankind has never stopped laughing ... some where all the time somebody is laughing. In fact at any given second over 1 000 000 people are laughing all over the world.   There has been a new rage on youtube with the event of the "Try not to laugh" video challenge. this one is one of the best I have seen.



https://youtu.be/xpn84PtVgS4

Laughter sets You Free

  1. Laughter is a physical reaction in humans and some other species of primate, consisting typically of rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system. It is a response to certain external or internal stimuli.

People have known for a long time the benefit of laughter. we know it helps with blood circulation. it also has a profound effect on the breath. There are a host of feel good hormones that are produced as we laugh.

 

did you know : A good belly laugh everyday is better for your health than being rich.



this link is to one of the funniest things i have seen online...it never fails to make me laugh out loud.