Laughter Is Puzzling
Laughing feels good. It triggers the release of endorphins, which helps promote an overall sense of well-being. Not only that, but it strengthens your immune system, diminishes pain, and lessens the horrible impact of stress. You’d think scientists found a unifying theory to explain those bubbles of laughter, but it’s the opposite. They haven’t found an explanation for humor or how it works. There are numerous theories, one of those theories states that laughter is a short-term stress reliever, while others suggest it’s a way to communicate, a tool to conquer insecurity or associate with other people. Research also suggests that our ancestors, millions of years ago, also laughed. There is such a thing as a 10-million-old laugh, and it was most likely when the ape or human was tickled (Kid Spirit Online).