When was the last time you laughed? Chances are, you've already done it today. Laughter has social, psychological and physiological functions -- some researchers are even looking to use laughs in therapy. Our need to laugh has received more attention in recent years, and we've got hundreds of comedy sitcoms and movies to prove it. Whether you giggle, chuckle, howl or snort, your funny bone is a fascinating repertoire to study. Test who will have the last laugh: you or the Ultimate Laughter Quiz.
Question 1 of 20
What's the term for the recorded laughs played during comical moments on sitcoms and other TV shows?
Question 2 of 20
Are people more likely to laugh by themselves or around others?
Question 3 of 20
We all know that hysterical feeling when someone tickles us, but it's a whole different story if you try to do it yourself. Why is it so hard to tickle yourself?
Question 4 of 20
How many times per day does the average adult laugh?
Question 5 of 20
Which of the following responses does NOT usually result from a hearty laugh?
Question 6 of 20
Laughter has apparently found the funny bones of scientists, because there's a field of study devoted to it. What is the study of laughter called?
Question 7 of 20
Which of the following is a fair representation of the relationship between laughing and exercise?
Question 8 of 20
Is it true that laughter is contagious?
Question 9 of 20
Humor varies among people, but what is one of the larger factors that accounts for this difference?
Question 10 of 20
People who frequently laugh:
Question 11 of 20
Which movie popularized the use of humor as a way to treat illness?
Question 12 of 20
What is the punctuation effect?
Question 13 of 20
Scientists have successfully pinpointed laughter in which region of the brain?
Question 14 of 20
People use the phrase "I almost died laughing" to express the hilarity of a certain situation. The reality is:
Question 15 of 20
Which of the following is NOT a synonym for laughter?
Question 16 of 20
Which of the following animal species is NOT known for its "laughterlike" vocalizations?
Question 17 of 20
Though laughter spans across the brain, researchers found that one portion evoked loud and uncontrollable laughter. Which part is it?
Question 18 of 20
After a hearty laugh, you sometimes cough or hiccup. What are the advantages of these actions?
Question 19 of 20
On average, when do babies start to laugh?
Question 20 of 20