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7 Websites Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

Updated on July 14, 2014

Laugh Until You Cry. Laugh Before You Cry!

Overwhelmed at work, you're multi-tasking to meet a hundred afternoon deadlines. Every time you start a project you're interrupted by the boss, the phone, a co worker or an email alert. You feel like you're in a glass case of emotion. Defeated, you throw your hands up in the air and exclaim, " I need a break!" What if you allowed yourself a few moments to shift your attention and then refocus? Humor allows us to put a little distance between ourselves and the situation at hand. Changing our perspective creates much needed stress relief whether it comes from looking at a hilarious photo of "Tard" the pessimistic cranky cat often featured on Imgur.com or recalling the recent wisdom your boyfriend shared with your little nephew. " Vests are all about protection. A life vest protects you from drowning and a bulletproof vest protects you from getting shot. And a sweater vest protects you from pretty girls." (Actually, he borrowed that from comedian, Demetri Martin.) Take a five minute humor break and check out some giggle inducing websites that will leave you smiling. Now relax, stay classy and then GET BACK TO WORK!

The Science of Laughter

Did you know that laughter releases endorphins? Endorphins are the same chemicals released in the body during physical exercise. The same natural 'high" you feel after a good kick boxing work out or sexy salsa dance is also triggered when we enjoy a rousing belly laugh. Laughter relaxes your entire body, relieving physical tension. A good hearty laugh can leave your muscles relaxed for up to forty minutes after. Feeling under the weather? Laughter boosts your immune system. The endorphins released can promote an overall sense of calm, well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. Is your job, spouse, teenager or girlfriend a real pain in the tush? Sorry, two aspirin won't cure every thing. With the right formula laughter may be the best medicine ever. Bet your professor didn't teach you that in Chemistry 101!

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

In addition to the physical benefits of laughter there are many emotional benefits. When we can see the humor in an unfortunate circumstance we begin to unveil the irony and absurdity of life. We share our humanity. Life is comedy and tragedy. Parody and satire help us understand and deal with difficult people and situations. Two comedy rich television or online entertainment gems that perfectly blend current events and satirical humor are Comedy Central's, "The Colbert Report" and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Need even more potent parody and delicious guffaws? Try Americas self-proclaimed finest news source "The Onion". The Onion uses brilliant sardonic humor and satire to aid in the digestion of those gristly chunks of political and social issues often impossible to swallow. This Onion only produces tears of laughter. Yum.

“If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.” -Robert Frost

Did you know that laughter is our right of birth? We are born to laugh. Laughter is innate. Research shows infants begin smiling during the first weeks of life and laugh out loud within months of being born. Even if you didn't grow up surrounded by a house full of clowns or comedians, you can learn to laugh at any stage of life. Human beings relish the sound of laughter. It calls to us. We love to watch and listen to adults and especially children chuckle and chortle. Even if only temporary, laughter indicates happiness. Who doesn't want to be happy? There are so many ways to add a daily dash of laughter besides websites and television. What's your prescription? Have you ever attended a live comedy show? Do you have a lovable, crazy pet? Do you sing silly songs with your kids? Have you heard of laughter yoga? Do you like to tell jokes to your friends or have a game night? Some of the most hilarious moments of my life have been while playing board games and Bingo! with my friends and family. Yes, we have Xbox and Wii but it feels more creative to use your imagination during language games like Apples to Apples or Scattagories. What do you think is funny? Search for and discover your unique sense of humor. Laugh every day! Laughter, sixty percent of the time it works every time.

"I Am a Poll and So Can You....."

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    LKMore01 3 years ago

    Thank you for reading and responding Space Shanty. Appreciate your view.

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    SpaceShanty 3 years ago from United Kingdom

    Lots of good tips here, some really obvious but we can forget how laughing can make you feel better when your feeling down.

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    Thank you for reading and commenting c mark walker. I always appreciate the feedback and I look forward to reading more of your Hubs.

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your comments Peggy W. There are few things in life I love more than seeing people really enjoying a great belly laugh.

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    Thank for reading FullofLove. The Hub was a lot of fun to create.

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    Charles Mark Walker 4 years ago from Jasper Georgia

    Nice to read some comedy on Hubpages! Loved your facial pictures,that was brilliant.I'm inspired.

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    Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

    I'll bet that you had fun doing the research for this hub! :)) We used to watch a British TV series called Faulty Towers. Loved it! We laughed so hard at some of the preposterous episodes that tears would form in our eyes. Wish they would bring it back. I would watch it again. Some of the I Love Lucy series are also laugh out loud funny. Will have to bookmark this and spend some time looking at the links you provided. Up votes and definitely sharing.

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    FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

    I've been loving that Engrish site for many years. Thanks for your other suggestions!

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    girishpuri,

    Thank your for reading and I'm so happy it made you smile that was my intent. Peace to you always.

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    Suzette,

    Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting. Besides Photoshop there is an app called "FaceinHole" facienhole.com that my siblings, friends and I find extremely amusing. You will love it too and it's quite an easy format. You will continue to find ways to make yourself and others laugh. Thank you once again and I look forward to reading your HUBS.

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    Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

    You make me smile, thank you so much

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    Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

    Forgot to mention - shared and voted up!

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    Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

    As they say, laughter truly is the best medicine. I love how you put your face into these photos and into your hubs. That is fantastic and I wish I had the knowledge of how to do that. This is quite a clever and unique write. Great job and well done!

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    Thank you so much for reading and commenting Jaye. Your insights show us why you have "Wisdom" in your name.

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    Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

    Laughter is so much better for everyone than frowning! It's impossible to laugh and be miserable simultaneously, so why would anyone choose misery over laughter--especially since there are so many places to find something funny (websites, TV, DVDs, books, or just talking to a friend with a great sense of humor)?

    I really like the way you inserted your face into the photos. That was a terrific stroke of creativity.

    Voted Up+++

    Jaye

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    Thank you for reading the HUB, Indian Chef. Happy to get people laughing and smiling.

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    Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

    LKMore, I did check one of the website, funny or die and it was definitely very funny one. I like jokes and my friend and me too post jokes on blogspot but ours if not professional one like this.

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    There are a few people who add themselves to photo's and others that are deleted. Such a cool creative use!

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    Love it!

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    kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

    Yeah for Photoshop! I love to work with that program! Once, one of my sons asked me to remove his ex-girl friend from a picture with him, the ex and my mother-in-law :-) I did it and it turned out fine :-)

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    Loved your comment, kidcrafts! Thank you for sharing your story and commenting. Yes, I admit I take a few liberties with the Photoshop Merci!

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    kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

    You are absolutly right that it's important to laugh! I must say that my favorite movies are comedies :-)

    Thank you for sharing comedy websites! I will have to check those ones!

    My first language is French (I am from Belgium) and there are a lot of comics writers. Recently, I had an early appointment and I took one of those comics with me ... and I was laughing by myself.... that was a little bit embarrassed as I was in line with about 15 other persons. More I tried to suppress my laughing and more I was laughing.

    I love that you introduced your picture in those different situations! Nice!

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    Making people laugh is like giving hugs or a sincere complement. You can never give enough.

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    Nicole S Hanson 4 years ago from Minnesota

    Too funny. Lolcats make me lol ;) I've never heard of the Engrish one before so I had to check that one out!

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    Thank you for reading and commenting Joe, I've taken a few liberties with the Photoshop. Laughter keeps us sane. If you can make one person smile, its a good day.

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    Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

    Hi, Lisa!

    I knew I should have taken a nap earlier. I'm beginning to see you in multiple images! : )

    Thanks for your great sense of humor! Writing can be intense at times, so it's like an unexpected recess when we can have a belly laugh or two.

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    Happy to contribute to a laugh. Thank you for reading, Ken.

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    KenWu 4 years ago from Malaysia

    I noted down this list so that I can find them for a laugh of the day! Thanks Lisa!

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    Love to hear it made you laugh, Vinaya. Thank you.

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    Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

    This is a wonderful compialation. I had a good laugh. I will surely visit these sites when I feel down.

    PS: Thanks for reading and commenting on my hub, and following me.

    Cheers

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    epigramman 4 years ago

    Hi Lisa, please check your fan mail if you can. Bye for now and see you soon

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    It is a pleasure to meet you epigramman as you are a treasured Hub writer! I look forward to reading all of your Hubs. Thank you for stopping by. And yes, this has been my favorite Hub creation so far. Have a wonderful evening.

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    epigramman 4 years ago

    Good evening Lisa - what an awesome collection of hub subjects you have here. I must come back another time when I am not going away to work.

    This is one that I will have to bookmark for future reference. It seems this topic may be a labor of love for you as you seem to be a person who likes to laugh. Hubbravo from the epi-man for your work here and I write a lot of funny stuff too actually.

    So nice to meet you and sending you warm wishes and good energy from Colin and his cats at lake erie time ontario canada 9:03pm

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    Bill, sincerely I had the best time researching and putting this HUB together. If other readers enjoy it that's a bonus. Making just one person laugh is worth it. Thank you for reading!

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    Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Thanks for the list! I used to read Cracked magazine when I was a kid and howled at the outrageous stuff in it. I'll be checking out this list soon.