Giggling 101

Nicole Posont , Editor-in-Chief

  •  Laughter burns calories! Laughing for 10 to 15 minutes can burn nearly 40 calories. If you lose 40 calories every day, then you can lose 3 to 4 pounds in a year!
  •  The study of laughing is called gelotology. It studies laughter and how it affects our bodies.
  •  Some people are afraid of laughing. The phobia of laughing is called gelotophobia.
  • A good laugh draws in more oxygen to the lungs than normal breathing.
  • As per a study of Northwestern University, a sense of humor is genetic
  • The world’s longest stand-up comedy show performed by one individual continued for 40 hours 8 minutes.