Psychology of jokes
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    Psychology of jokes

    Why we laugh has been the subject of serious academic study, examples being:

    * Immanuel Kant, in Critique of Judgement (1790) states that "Laughter is an effect that arises if a tense expectation is transformed into nothing." Here is Kant's 219-year old joke and his analysis:

    wedding in mauritius
    disability travel

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    Cool Psychology of jokes

    Humor is a breaking of expectations. This effect makes us surprised and laugh.

    For example like in this joke that my friend from a free essay writing service told me

    I started losing my hair, and sometimes I feel bad about it...

    Like this morning when my wife ran her fingers through my hair, but I had already left for work!"

    So, a joke has a defined structure, and you can use it to learn how to joke.

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