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Sexy Bikini Nun! Time to Take Your Medicine! Things that Make Us Laugh!

Updated on April 26, 2012


“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – E. E. Cummings


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Laughter relaxes your entire body. It relieves physical tension and stress, and can relax you and your muscles for up to 45 minutes.

When I ran across the video featured in this article, I decided then and there that I would have to write an article that contained material that would allow me to tie into the video. Since the video made me laugh . . . laughter became the key to open the door to this article.

I have often heard people say that laughter is the best medicine. It's something we've all heard at some point or another. But researchers have proven that watching just 15 minutes of comedy with someone else (not alone) increased an individual's pain threshhold by approximately 10%.

Research has proven that it's the full belly laugh that you're aiming for - the one that leaves you exhausted and begging for mercy. It's this genuine uncontrolled laughter that produces feelings of well-being, even though it may bring tears to your eyes!


Watch Out! It's catching!

Laughter is contagious. When you hear someone laughing uncontrollably, it's hard not to join in on the fun. When they snicker and snort, we can't help but to snicker and snort in return.

When laughter is shared, it bonds people together. In addition to the snowball effect of laughter and amusement, laughter triggers changes in our bodies ... healthy changes. Our immune system is strengthened. Pain is eased. Stress is released. And best of all, this medicine is a very easy pill to swallow.

Laughter therapist, Enda Junkins, LCSW, LMFT, BCD, states, "We need to laugh more . . . Laughter ringing, laughter pealing, laughter roaring, laughter bubbling. Chuckling. Giggling. Snickering. Snorting. . . In today's stressful world, we need to laugh much more."

I even find all the different ways that she describes laughter as amusing. Who can't help but smile when they hear a "snickering snort"? And part of the reason they're smiling is because they're glad it's not them doing 'the snort'. Snickering is okay, but snorting is another whole level of laughter, and some people do it so well. And when they do, it's: laugh, snort, repeat.


We love to laugh!

We love to laugh, and on average we laugh 17 times a day. We even support whole industries built around helping us get our fill of laughter. Sitcoms and comedians have arranged things just so . . . causing us to laugh at the simpliest of circumstances. Why? Because it feels good to laugh! And it's good for you!


Laughter Used in Cancer Treatment

Even the Cancer Treatment Centers of America use laughter therapy as part of their treatment program. Laughter therapy is used as a part of their integrative approach to help their patients cope as they also receive their conventional cancer treatments. They offer humor therapy sessions, also known as Laughter Clubs or humor groups, to help patients and their families use and enjoy laughter as a tool for healing!


"I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose." ~Woody Allen

Humor Helps Dementia Patients

An article recently appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia stating that researchers in New South Wales had conducted a study showing that humor reduced agitation among dementia patients.


Laughter causes your body to release endorphins. Endorphins promote a feeling of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. Endorphins are also what causes what is known as the "runner's high". During laughter, these opiate-like chemicals flood the brain.

Mark Twain stated, "Before the assault of laughter nothing can stand." So get ready to be assaulted. Get ready to bubble over with giggles, snickers, and snorts. If the looks on some of these people's faces doesn't force you to bubble over . . . you definitely need your medicine, and they say, laughter is the best medicine. Time to take your medicine . . .

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      vocalcoach - so glad you found this to be amusing. When I saw the video, I knew I had to use it.

      Rusti - It is always good to have a good laugh. Glad you enjoyed it!

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      Ruth McCollum 5 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

      Loved it! Loved the video.Cracked my up! Ha Ha

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Love this hub Cindy and am still laughing and burning calories. Great information on the benefits of laughing.

      The video is priceless - and so are you! Up, funny,awesome.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      The Old Firm - So glad to provide you with a good laugh. And thanks for the birthday wishes.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      SilverGenes I am glad that you found this to be worth a laugh. That is what I intended. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      The Old Firm 5 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      A good laugh Cindy,

      Happy Birthday!

      TOF

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Vinaya - Thanks to you and so many other wonderful friends here, it is certainly becoming a memorable. I cannot keep up with the overwhelming response, and that is a blessing!

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      SilverGenes 5 years ago

      This was a great start to my day! I laugh at everything most times and that's what keeps me sane - or sort of sane. It would indeed be a gloomy world without humour! ;-)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Happy birthday Cindy!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Eddy - I am glad that you enjoyed this one. It will make you laugh. I thoroughly enjoyed this video the first time I saw it. Thanks so much!

      mythicalstorm273 - I like your statement - "laugh loud and proud!" Laughter truly is good medicine for the soul. thanks so much!

      ThePracticalMommy - I am pleased that you too appreciated this hub. It was a fun one. And laughter is good for what ails you. Thanks so much!

      Special thanks to all of you for stopping by and commenting.

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      Marissa 5 years ago from United States

      If I didn't laugh everyday, I'd be a sad, depressed person. My husband actually made that comment to me last night, after making light of a normally depressing situation. I just love to laugh! Laughter is certainly the best medicine!

      Thanks for the hub, homesteadbound! :D

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      mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

      Up and everything... great video to compliment the article! I love to laugh :-) Laugh loud and proud. Life is just better when you can laugh about it!!!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant ;I think I'll be laughing for the rest of today.

      Take care;

      Eddy.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      natures47friend - Thanks for stopping by! I really do enjoy this video myself. Laughter really is the best medicine. I hope you enjoy many more hubs in the future, but most will not be funny!

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      natures47friend 5 years ago from Sunny Art Deco Napier, New Zealand.

      Well done. What a great funny topic. I must say I like to be around those that make me laugh. Look forward to more hubs from you....not necessarily hilarious but that would be good!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Millionaire Tips - I have to come by here for a laugh every now and then. I'm glad that you enjoyed the video. Feel free to stop by anytime for a good laugh.

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      Laughter is certainly the best medicine. You found a great way to use the funny video. All the quotes were great too. Voted up.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      bruzzbuzz - For some, this is very true.

      Thanks for stopping by for a good laugh!

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      bruzzbuzz 5 years ago from Texas , USA

      Laughter and looking at a sexy woman. Nothing gets better than that, huh?

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      StephanieBCrosby - Isn't it great that we can burn calories laughing. Sure sounds like my kind of workout. And I find it interesting that our emotions have a big impact on our health both for the good and for the bad. Laughter really is an excellent medicine to take.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago from New Jersey

      I love your use of the opening quote by cummings (no caps for his last name in my response since he liked to write his name in lowercase).

      I found the research on laughter interesting once I heard you could burn a lot of calories by laughing. So, I'm glad you added other health benefits about laughter here. Thanks

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Cardia - I pleased that you found the video hilarious. I love this video also.

      I do come here every now and then to get a good laugh!

      Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you enjoyed yourself!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      cmontijo - I glad it was able to provide your day with a little levity. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Cardia 5 years ago from Barbados.

      That was a great video! I love those public prank videos, and some of the reactions are hilarious!

      Indeed, I definitely agree that laughter is the best medicine. When I'm a bit stressed out with work, it feels good to look up a few funny videos on the Internet. It definitely relaxes you!

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      cmontijo 5 years ago from Somewhere in the World

      That made me laugh haha, People in the video were like What the!? LoL!!!!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      This truly is a good one, Minnetonka Twin! It will make me laugh every single time! Thanks for passing by!

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for making me laugh today. Loved that video and the expressions on people's faces. Laughing definitely makes me feel great :-)

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      MsDora - It was my pleasure to re-introduce you to the belly laugh! I am glad you enjoyed it! Have a great one!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Edna Junkins is one of my favorites on laughter. Thanks for reminding me of the belly laugh. Sometimes I forget it. Good hub!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      healthywholefoods - I'm glad you enjoyed the video. I love it too. The expressions on their faces just can't be beat!!! Thanks for coming by, and feel free to come back anytime to take your medicine!

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      healthywholefoods 5 years ago

      Yea, that was a funny video and a great hub. Laughter is certainly the best medicine.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      KoraleeP - baby laughter is good. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. thanks for stopping by. Come back again and take your medicine anytime!

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      Koralee Phillips 5 years ago from Penticton British Columbia Canada

      Awesome hub! I had a great laugh, and you are correct laughter is the best medicine. What makes me laugh the most is the far side comics and baby giggles.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      tsmog - I'm glad you were able to enjoy this one. When I need a pick me up, it's a good one to come take a look at. Thanks for visiting!

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      Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello HSB. I have finally read this gem. Saving it in my treasure chest for just this occasion. Thanks!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      francismalz - we all need to take this medicine. It truly is a good video. Thanks for dropping by!

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      francismalz 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      i enjoyed the medicine. thanks for sharing. the video really made me laugh :))

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      Jennifer McLeod 5 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      That was a great article, and it was hilarious too. I enjoy your hubs immensely. Keep up the great work!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      I guess that's pretty good advice since I would have trouble doing it any other way, but you had me worried there for a second! LOL

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hahaha! You are amazingly awesome!! Keep on doing what you're doing:)

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Uh oh. What have I got myself into now?

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Bring it homestead ... I appreciate your wit :-)

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Well hello, ms Sunshine625! So you enjoyed taking your medicine. I'm glad you enjoyed the video. It's a keeper. Thanks for visitin'! See you around!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      DeborahNeyens - Laughing often is good. It is good for the body and it is good for the soul. How sad the world would be if there was no laughter.

      Thanks for dropping by with your sunshine and sunflowers!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Catchy title! Funny video! Entertaining hub! Laugh until you can't laugh anymore and then laugh some more :))

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      Thanks for sharing. I try to laugh often. Have a great day. : )

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      jacqui2011 - Just reading about you laughing makes me smile. It really is that contagious! It really is interesting that laughter can help reduce stress and increase pain threshholds and help a person to heal. I feel that it must release some really power chemicals, other than endorphins, that scientists don't know about yet. Laughter really is the best medicine. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      raciniwa - Thank you for returning once again. I know that this one is worth the trip back. Many times in fact. Thank you for sharing with your fb friends. I bet they enjoyed it too. Have a good week, and thanks for stopping by!

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      jacqui2011 5 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

      Hi homesteadbound, this was so funny, I'm still laughing as I type this. I totally agree, we need to laugh more in our lives. Isn't it interesting that laughter helps reduce stress and increase pain thresholds and aid healing. It's amazing that laughter and positive outlook can have a positive effect on health. Very interesting reading. Voted up.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yeah, and i enjoyed watching the video...thank you for sharing...i even shared it in my fb account...

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for stopping by, mariajob!

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      mariajob 5 years ago from Nigeria

      nice.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      makusr - I'm glad you enjoyed this video. When I need a smile, I know I can come here and get one. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      homesteadbound,

      Greeyings from MAKUSR. That was very good and informative. The You-Tube video was quite nice.

      Lots of Love,

      MAKUSR

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      J.S. - I'm glad you enjoyed it! and thanks for sharing it! It really is a fun video to watch! I glad to share the joy!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I enjoyed the video and also the stats. I watched the video a few days ago and finally have the time to comment! I enjoyed reading this and laughter is very important. Luckily, there are Hubbers like you who often make us laugh! Voting up and sharing!

      JSMatthew~

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      DzyMsLizzy - so sorry. But at least you have very good things to remember when thinking about him. Blessings!

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      Liz Elias 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

      I would love to be able to share uncle's laughter; sadly, I have only the memory. He passed away back in 1988. :-(

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      L.L.Woodard - I'm glad that you enjoyed this. This video is one of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by and sharing a laugh or two.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Loi-Renee - I'm glad you enjoyed this one. When I ran across this video, I knew that I had to find a way of incorporating it into a hub. It was too funny not to share with all my friends here on hubpages. Thanks for stopping by and taking your medicine!

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      L.L. Woodard 5 years ago from Oklahoma City

      Thanks for the chuckles. You are right; we can never laugh too much.

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      Loi-Renee 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hilarious! Laughter really is the best medicine. Do you know those times when you see a complete stranger doubled over in laughter you can't help laughing with them even if you don't know why the person is laughing. Thanks Homesteadbound I'm feeling better already. Voted up and funny.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      I didn't go to a Catholic per say - it was a public school - but the majority of teachers were nuns. But even if that weren't true, the looks on these people's faces is just plain priceless. Glad you stopped by!

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      newday98033 5 years ago

      After 12 years of Catholic school, that is purty funny. Accent on the purty.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      DzyMsLizzy - I would love to hear your uncle's laugh. A good contagious laugh is medicine to the soul. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. This is one that I think everyone would enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and for sharing!

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      Liz Elias 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

      HAHAHAHAHA! Still laughing!!

      I loved the laughter descriptions, as well. I had an uncle who had a very contagious laugh. You didn't even need to know what he was laughing at..it would begin with a short, "Ha,ha,ha...." and rapidly morph into a belly-deep, body-shaking rumble of a laugh that was funny in and of itself.

      Good medicine, indeed. Voted up, funny, and shared!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      raciniwa -I am so pleased that you enjoyed this hub. It can't help but make you laugh. I like the watch the video every now and then. Keeps the funny bone oiled. Thanks for visiting!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      whoa...yeah, i do agree that a hearty laughter wipes the cloud of sadness away...great hub...thank you for making me laugh...

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Cousin Fudd - I agree. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      shea duane - I can't help but agree with you. You are sooooooooooooooooooo right! :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      davenmidtown - I get to watch it everytime leaves a comment. It is great. Really a hoot! Thanks for coming by again!

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      RobertElias Ballard 5 years ago from From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina

      Priceless!

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      shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

      soooooooooooooo funny.

      great hub!

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      David Stillwell 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      I still have to watch this video from time to time.. .the reactions are priceless and very entertaining...

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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      davenmidtown - I had to watch it several times myself, and then I watch it again when I respond to comments. The people's expressions are just so priceless. Glad to share the fun!

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      David Stillwell 6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      That is hysterical!!!! I had to watch it three times... thank you for that.

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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      Movie Master - Their expressions were indeed priceless. And their double takes also. Thanks for stopping by and voting up! Yea!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi homesteadbound, so funny - I love their expressions, made me laugh - voting up and funny.

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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      rosettaartist1 - It really is funny. I had to watch it again this morning to tickle my funny bone. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Rosetta Ceesay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I was looking at a lot of these clips on Youtube recently. Good show. We have one in Northern Ireland the same and it is hysterical too.

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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      Cloverleaf - I am still snickering and snorting over it myself, and I've watched it 3-4 times! The looks they have on their faces is priceless. Thanks for visiting and for the votes. Snicker, Snicker, Snort, Snicker!

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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi homesteadbound,

      This was hilarous! Laughter is indeed the best medicine. Thanks for sharing. I'm voting up and funny.

      Cloverleaf.