Started by Absurd Atheist, August 26, 2017, 01:13:05 AM
Quote from: Unbeliever on August 28, 2017, 10:03:04 AMI recall when I was a kid, sometimes I'd be wrestling with a buddy, and if I started laughing I'd suddenly lose any strength I'd had. My muscles would just stop working altogether. It was very disconcerting.
Quote from: Cavebear on August 31, 2017, 03:31:40 AMLaughter is a hiccup of the brain. When it happens, the mind misfunctions.
Quote from: Baruch on August 31, 2017, 06:57:23 AMLaughter is the only antidote to human tragedy.
Quote from: Unbeliever on August 31, 2017, 02:15:26 PMEven rats laugh when they're tickled!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-admRGFVNM
Quote from: Unbeliever on August 31, 2017, 02:17:47 PMAnd I just found out - so do meerkats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=880RAXPoBQ8
Quote from: Absurd Atheist on August 26, 2017, 01:13:05 AMAt first, I didn't really take the whole "laughing to death" idea seriously until I did a little research and came across a term "laughter-induced syncope" which basically means fainting from laughter. I haven't been to the doctor but it's not rocket science when you're living through the asphyxiation of excessive laughter. Though it is extremely rare people have died from laughing to death.
Quote from: trdsf on August 31, 2017, 04:45:08 PMThe best-attested case of laughing to death is probably that of Alex Mitchell, who died of a heart attack after laughing essentially non-stop for 25 minutes at The Goodies episode 'Kung Fu Kapers'. It has since been discovered that there may be a genetic predisposition to heart failure in his family.Of course, had this happened in the US, there would almost certainly have been lawsuits against the network, the actors, the production company, everyone. But this was in the UK, so the widow sent a letter to the comedians thanking them for making her husband's last minutes so happy. And people wonder why I'm an Anglophileâ€¦.
Quote from: Cavebear on August 31, 2017, 05:13:38 PM But laughing is (I hope) better that having your inquisitors trying out new techniques.
Quote from: Unbeliever on August 31, 2017, 05:16:29 PMMaybe your - my inquisitors are hilarious!
Quote from: Unbeliever on August 31, 2017, 05:16:29 PMMaybe yours - my inquisitors are hilarious!
Quote from: Cavebear on September 03, 2017, 10:09:58 PMYou have an odd idea of "inquisitors" then. LOL! I'm not into S&M.
Quote from: Baruch on September 03, 2017, 10:21:34 PMDepends on how pretty the inquisitor is ;-) Some prefer young buxom blonds dressed as Nazis. Ve vill show you who is the mistress race!