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Is Laughing Contagious?

Updated on July 31, 2014

A Giggle a Day Keeps the Doctor at Bay...

We all know by now that laughter is the best medicine. No matter what ails you once you release that tiny chuckle you begin to feel better. Humor enlightens our souls.

Once the initial smile begins our brains crave for more. Laughter is often referred to as a drug, which is why some people call it their "drug of choice."

Do you remember the last time you laughed so much that your belly ached and your face hurt? It was a wonderful feeling, wasn't it?

I believe in laughing until you can't laugh no more and then laugh again. Repeat the process over and over.

Yes! Laughter is contagious!

To be able to laugh at yourself is a gift. Not many people understand that. What purpose does it serve to be defensive and hurt when someone laughs at you.

To err is human, to forgive is divine. Go ahead and laugh, we all make mistakes. We live and learn by them.

Laughter burns calories and that's something to laugh about. With just 15 minutes a day of laughing you could burn between 10 to 40 calories.

Now take into account that the more you laugh the more calories you will burn. As a result of the extra movement and the increase in your heart rate you could lose between 4 lbs to 10 lbs a year just from laughing. Now that's no joking matter!

Laughter is also beneficial to your health. It helps to reduce muscle tension and it increases the amount of oxygen in the blood. It exercises the heart and produces happy chemicals in the brain called endorphins.

Now that sounds like a great reason to have a few chuckles a day!

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Famous Funny Quotes that will give you a chuckle

  • "The sixties were when hallucinogentic drugs were really, really big. And I don't think it's a coincidence that we had the type of shows we had then, like The Flying Nun."

    Ellen DeGeneres

  • "Funny is an attitude."

    Flip Wilson

  • "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying."

    Woody Allen

  • "Don't forget Mother's Day. Or as they call it in Beverly Hills, Dad's Third Wife Day."

  • Jay Leno

  • "It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate."

  • Dave Barry

  • "You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking 5 miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is."

    Ellen DeGeneres

  • "I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific."

    Lily Tomlin

  • "Electricity can be dangerous. My nephew tried to stick a penny into a plug. Whoever said a penny doesn't go far didn't see him shoot across that floor. I told him he was grounded."

    Tim Allen

Have you laughed today?

In addition laughter usually makes us feel more positive about life and this can help us feel better about ourselves. Whether you are watching your favorite sitcom or sharing laughs with a friend you are bound to feel exhilarated. There are just no excuses not to enjoy those wonderful moments of glee.

Fact: Laughing is contagious. No doubt about it. Have you ever listened to a child giggle? I bet you laughed along with them. How could anyone possibly not! The laughter of the innocent is the best laughter of all. Even better is when neither you nor the child have the slightest idea over what you are laughing about. I'll give you a minute to picture that and relish in the moment.

My advice is to spread the laughter virus. Who wouldn't want to catch it? Always remember: laugh and the world laughs with you, so go ahead and laugh until you can't laugh no more! Then proceed to do it again. Humor helps us cope and heal from hurt or tragedy. The times we think it would be impossible to ever laugh again is when we need humor the most. So do yourself and your loved ones a favor and "keep on laughin'." Help make this world a better place.

Laughter is the best medicine!

Laugh until you can't laugh anymore, then laugh some more!
Laugh until you can't laugh anymore, then laugh some more!

More Famous Funny Quotes.....

“Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.”
Robin Williams

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.”
Bill Cosby

“I see TV ads about detergents that can get blood stains out of your cloths. I say if you have blood stains on your cloths you should be thinking about something other than laundry”
Jerry Seinfeld

"To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.”
Woody Allen

"The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot."
Jay Leno

"Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home."
Phyllis Diller

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, "My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!"
Dave Barry

Just broke up with someone and the last thing she said to me was, "You'll never find anyone like me again!" I'm thinking, "I should hope not! If I don't want you, why would I want someone like you?"
Larry Miller

"When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them."
Rodney Dangerfield

Have you laughed today?

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      Bill Russo 6 years ago from Cape Cod

      "Leave tne world a little sillier than you find it." Norm Nathan, WBZ radio, Boston, Massachusetts.

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Powerful quote. I like it! Thanks!

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      Cogerson 6 years ago from Virginia

      Great hub....very funny stuff....my favorite Woody Allen quote...."I am not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens".....my daughter loves the video...one of the little girls looks just like her....she has been walking around..."I am on the Kung Fu Panda vidoe"....voted humorous and up

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Yay I'm glad you got a few chuckles from this hub!

      LOL about your daughter, I'm happy she enjoyed seeing her look-alike!

      Faith and I like to watch those videos and do play by play with our own narration and we laugh until we can't laugh anymore!

      Thanks for the vote my friend! Have a happy day filed with laughter!

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      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

      All you had to say is laughing burns calories. :) The videos are a hoot. Thanks for the laugh.

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      U go Fay....laugh till you can't laugh no more and there's your cardio for the day!!!!

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      geegee77 6 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      Great hub, I love the baby laughing on the video as they rip the paper, classic. I wish I lived closer to my sisters they live up in Missouri and everytime we get together its a major laughfest!!!Oh speaking of my sisters, they are all on hubpages, maybe you should check them out, first is Ladyjane1, Rose56 and Whidbeywriter we all have different styles. Voted up again!! :) ge

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks ge for the heads up about your sisters...4 writers within the same family this should be interested. On my way to find them right now. Keep on laughing :-)

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      Mary Gaines 6 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      Hi Sunshine625, thanks for the fan mail and I am glad you found me because now I found you! This was really a great hub loved it...I so totally agree with you laughter is the best medicine no matter what you are going through if you can laugh - it diminishes the pain, and others laugh too. Looking forward to reading more of your hubs. Blessings!

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      Jeff 6 years ago from Where ever the road takes me....

      Great hub Sunshine! I was cracking up at the baby and the paper video. Plus the quotes from everyone were hilarious. The grandmother one from Ellen, priceless! Thanks for telling me about it. Hope you enjoyed looking at my albums on Facebook...I love taking photos of places and things I see!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm glad you enjoyed it Jeff! Thank you for your wit...your photos are amazing and the comments are a perfect touch!!!

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      myi4u 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Some people say that laughter makes people fat. I wonder if that's true??!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      You might be confusing fat with jolly which means happy :-)

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      FYI, your hub content was stolen on Flixya, see this link and then email them to have it removed.

      http://www.flixya.com/blog/2994564/Laughter-Is-Con...

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you!!!! I have contacted them. That's just wrong.

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for the reminder to laugh often. I love the video of the baby laughing at ripping paper. It brought tears to my eyes after laughing so hard.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Laugh until you can't laugh anymore Icbenefield :-)

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      GNelson 5 years ago from Florida

      Everyone understands laughter. It is the universal language.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      and what a lovely language it is GNelson. Have a great day :)

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      Husky1970 5 years ago

      Loved this hub, Sunshine625. Everyone should enjoy at least one great laugh a day. Voted up and useful.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Voted up + awesome!!!

      I really needed tonic today and this hub has made me laugh more than I have for quite a few days - wonder how many calories I've managed to burn off???? Wonderful hub!!

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      Laughing is contagious! I couldn't help but giggle watching the video of the baby laughing at paper being torn. It was a great way to start my day!

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      pinkish 5 years ago

      Yes it's contagious! When I see someone laughing, I feel like laughing too. Laughter relieves stress.

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      Mark 5 years ago from Alabama,USA

      I must say that you have made me laugh quite a few times and that is a good thing.

      Thanks for the hub & another laugh ;0)

      Manthy

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      "You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking 5 miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is."

      I almost choked on the pear I was eating when I read that! This is a great hub and all so true! Laughter is the best medicine there is! Voted all ups!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      LOL thank you for that joke Amy Marie!!! :)

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      Dr Anupma Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      Quotes are really wonderful. In fact whole hub is very nice. In this age, our smile is fake. But we must keep smiling always, as you do. Your smile (In the picture) is really very beautiful. You know the suitable picture for this hub is yours.

      Laughter is a good therapy.

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      Dave Sibole 5 years ago from Leesburg, Oh

      Nothing we haven't heard before but something we always need to be reminded of. Thanks Sunshine625. Great Hub.

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      Gregoryy 5 years ago

      This is very true. Laughter can do so much for human body and mind. Laughter should be noted as a type of exercise to preform lol, they should create something called the laughter gym. Where you go to laugh and preform laughter exercises.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Great idea Gregory!! Richard Simmons should have started that years ago...we all know how much he likes to laugh and exercise!!

      Thank you anupma and Dave for your comments...keep on laughin'! :)

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Fun hub. Loved the baby. What Gregory suggests does actually exist - it’s called laughter yoga - website: www.laughteryoga.org/

      I haven’t been to any classes, but I remember when I was a child at school we used to play a laughing game. Someone started laughing on purpose and in no time everyone else just had to join in. I think laughter yoga is similar. Laughter truly is contagious.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Yvonne...We play laughter games also. My granddaughter is the ringleader, when she laughs it makes us all laugh:)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Smiling already! - We have a family challenge coming up!

      You know that Christmas song they play of the people laughing to Jingle Bells? We TRY to get through it, but can never keep up! We keep laughing OFF rhythm - lol Perhaps you can add it for the holidays! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I never heard of it...over yonder my family just laughs listening to me sing Jingle Bells! I'll look into your idea, sounds like fun:))

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      loanyi 5 years ago

      You just made my day with these two vids. I started my morning beautifully, I laughed so hard. OMG this was funny

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      asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

      beautiful interesting and awesome hub.you really makes me feel healthy with laughter.thanks a lot for sharing this.keep it up! and voted up!

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Loved this hub, really made me laugh out loud. I had seen the baby tearing paper before but it still makes me laugh. There'a another great one on You Tube if you type in 'Baby laughing at dog eating bubbles' which cracks me up; Some great quotes here - Woody Allen is so funny!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi loanyi ~ asmaiftikhar ~ Jools99 ... Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts :))

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      helmutbiscut 5 years ago from Ohio

      Love the quotes...my favorites were Ellen's and Lily Tomlin's. Thanks for the laughs. :)

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      LOL Hahahahaha LOL

      I think you are right...laughter is contagious!

      Great hub-videos and all! Rated up and across.

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      pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

      Rodney Dangerfield and Ellen Degenerous quotes made me lol! Thanks so much for sharing this hub and all the great quotes and info. I needed a laugh and will undoubtedly need some more so will have to keep this hub handy. I always love your writings, sunshine:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi helmut, Denise and pedrn! I'm glad you got some laughs out of this hub. Keep on laughin'! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Laughter is the best medicine... I know because hubpages has completely changed my life. I have found so much laughter and fun since I have found this place! Great hub... we should all laugh more often!

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      5 years ago

      As Santa Claus says: Ho Ho Ho!!

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      ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Excellent words to live by!! I like your quote selection...very eclectic and certainly true! Dave Berry is a favorite!

      Thomas

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Stacy and Thomas! Keep on laughing! :-)

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      nomadicasian 5 years ago

      Yeah, I love it...laughing out loud makes me feel healthy.Thanks Ms. Sunshine, another great hub.

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      I love it!! Laughter cures so many things. That baby video is absolutely precious. Could laugh with him all day long. Imagine all the great endorphins running through your system every time you have a good laugh. UP AND ACROSS!!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      i remember when I used to smoke marijuana I also laughed a lot. maybe that's what made the buzz so infectious? LOL.

      Nice hub as always, linda

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      SUE PR 5 years ago

      ANOTHER GREAT HUB, I TOO LOVE TO LAUGH ACTUALLY I LAUGH AT MYSELF DAILY WITH ALL THE SILLY THINGS I DO .. I GET MYSELF IN SO MUCH TROUBLE HERE ALL BY MYSELF AND NO ONE AROUND,, SO I JUST STOP AND LAUGH.. SO YES, LAUGHTER IS GREAT MEDICINE AND IT'S ACTUALLY FUN TO DO,, SO GO AHEAD AND IF NOTHING OR NO ONE MAKES YOU LAUGH, JUST STOP AND LAUGH A BIG JPLLY LAUGH AT YOURSELF.. I LOVED THIS ONE AND THANKS AGAIN .. HER I GO HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.. OH NOW THAT WAS JUST FUN

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Laughter is healthy medicine and is great for the heart. Your mentioned it helps burn calories and that is great news. It is contagious and the laughter of a baby is impossible to resist. the video is so adorable. Great hub and one that many will enjoy!

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Sunshine,

      I've just discovered another absolutely wonderful Hub of yours.

      You've included some terrific quotes. Thanks for brightening my day.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Thanks for the laughs! Fun hub - voted up, funny and awesome!

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      Poetic Fool 5 years ago

      Linda, I remember going to see "Airplane" at the theater with my best bud back in the day. We were in a mood to start with but Leslie Neilsen-type humor has always made me laugh. Between the movie and my friend, we literally were falling out of our chairs. I've not laughed harder before nor since! My sides were sore for days. I'm surprised we didn't get tossed out. I think I had a laughter high for days following. It really does lift your spirits. Wish I could put it in a bottle and sell it! Oh wait, that called laughing gas! Thanks for the great hub!

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      Sunshine,

      I love this hub, and I laugh a lot--since I am a positive person. I even laugh every morning when I look in the mirror as I brush my teeth. I wonder who is that person--she is getting older--is that a wrinkle? Then I just laugh because I know it could be worse--I could have my contacts in. LOL

      I am a fan of your hubs.

      Bobbi

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      nomad ~ Sholland10 ~ PDX ~ Sue PR ~ Teaches 12345 ~ Daisy Mariposa ~ Marcy Goodfleish ~ Poetic Fool ~ PurvisBobbi44!

      Thank you ALL for your comments, wit and humor! Heck your comments were about as funny as my hub!! Rick and Bobbi you both had me LMAO!!! Thanks!:)

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Great Hub Sunshine. I have seen the baby and the ripping paper before. It's amazing how that little baby can laugh. I think it is the endorphin's released that elate the mood! A naturals high!

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 5 years ago from France

      Do you know that in my little village there is a "laugh club"? They reckon that laughing at least once a week can improve all sort of diseases and improve the quality of life.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Rebecca! I agree, endorphins are awesome! Whether we get them via a workout or a laughing fest they rock!!

      Princessa, We have comedy clubs where you are guaranteed to laugh until it hurts!:)

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I agree with all your conclusions and laugh often. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      Sunshine,

      You radiate happiness when you write--you are the Sunshine Queen.I just loved the video of the baby laughing---it made my morning. You have a great month in March and the rest of the year.

      Thanks,

      Your Hub Friend,

      Bobbi

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      Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

      I have regular laugh attacks. It's usually when it's completely inappropriate to laugh, but that makes my attacks even worse. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...wait...hold on....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Voted up and funny. XD

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Laughing is contagious and you may have started a laughing riot!

      My Dad was always happy and thought laughing was funny (no pun intended) he would start laughing for no apparent reason and see how long it took for the rest of us to start laughing with him. It was never very long.

      This is was a great hub to light up t he day. Voted up and of course, funny.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

      Laughter is indeed the best medicine. In fact, I came across a quote: Don't take life so seriously and laugh more - nobody gets out alive anyway. :D I had to come back and comment again - have a wonderful, laughter-filled day!

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      T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Loved this hub! Thank you so much for sharing.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Your hub made my day - laughter is the best medicine indeed and was on top of the world laughing after reading your hub. Voted up.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Alocsin ~ PurvisBobbi44 ~ cclitgirl ~ tillsontitan ~ T4an ~ Vellur ... Thank you all for stopping by and spreading some laughter! :)

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      As a child, I was blessed to have a grandfather who was by all accounts and purposes a practical joker and could make you laugh over practically nothing. From him I learned what you mentioned about laughter being contagious and still remember his laugh (my mom always said if you heard him laugh you couldn't help but end up laughing too). I remember when he passed away thinking how I would never hear that laughter again and just feeling gutted. But lo and behold I had my kids and because of them I lose count how many times a day they put a smile on my face and make me laugh between the things they say or do. So thank you for bringing back some fonder memories of my grandfather or for letting me think of my kids too. Shared and voted too.

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      There's always tie for laughter in life - I love laughin' me!

      Enjoyed this hub again Linda - you always keep us smiling.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Janine, You were blessed with an amazing grandpa. You are lucky to have such wonderful memories.

      Hi Jools, Keep on laughing!:)

      Thank you both for your comments.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      I got up way to early this morning, but reading this hub got my day started with a smile! Laughter is contagious, and you're about to start an epidemic! :)

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      Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thanks for sharing these fun quotes. I hadn't heard many of them. Such a cute hub and voted up!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Laughter is contagious indeed! Thanks for sharing this vital fact of life. I'm not a natural comic, but I do appreciate a good belly laugh all the time! Thanks for sharing!

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      John MacNab 3 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

      Laughing already, Sunshine. I like Woody Allen's quote about immortality. My favourite subject for laughing at....me.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      I love to laugh! as the famous song goes out of mary poppins! lol! that baby video made me giggle! happy birthday Linda!

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Laughing is contagious, and is advantageous!! Sharing, Linda.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I need a good belly roller. Thanks, I see why your name is Sunshine!

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      I envy people who have a real "belly laugh". I try to laugh, but all I can do is just giggle! Well.....if it's really funny, I'll laugh.

      Great Hub, Linda. Voted UP, etc.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      LOL! love all the quotes, I liked the helen one, about the grandma!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hey Y'all, Keep on laughing! It's contagious and so entertaining! :)

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Love this! I love a really good laugh, till my sides hurt! lol! have a wonderful weekend Linda, nell

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I love to laugh. I'm always looking for something to make me laugh. Now, all I have to do is bookmark your hub and visit everyday!

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Laughing....oh YES!.....It should be at the top of our daily schedule. The most important entry on our "To-do" list! It clears away the cob webs in our head......it opens up the lungs, exercises the abs.....strengthens facial muscles....and I very rarely see someone able to hold back laughter when they see and hear others laughing!!!!

      You got it soooooo right, Sunshine!! And what I love best is when you crack me up....even when you're not trying!! LOL I love your sense of humor!...UP+++

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      Cynthia B Turner 3 years ago from Georgia

      Yes laughing is so contagious. Someone can walk up on a group of people laughing and without even knowing why the group is laughing, he or she will start laughing and ask why later. Funny thing.

      I love that particular baby Youtube video. That kind of laughter is from the gut and soooo very contagious. Thanks for the laughs. Take care.

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      Audrey Selig 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Sunshine. We have been trying to find a good joke book, but we do have my daughter who invents jokes. We laugh constantly. I sing and laugh for stress relief, and I agree with your contagious theory. Thanks for sharing this light hearted hub. Sharing. Blessings. Audrey

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm glad to hear that y'all like to laugh often and you also think it's contagious! Thanks for sharing.

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      Audrey Selig 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Sunshine - This is a delightful hub about the benefits of laughter. The baby is hysterical, especially since I saw another laughing baby video today. Including the jokes adds to the humor. Something funny happened to my husband this past week where he got in the wrong car and could not start it. I am still laughing. Sharing hub. Blessings, Audrey

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Laughing is my favorite thing to do. That's why I came bAck for another visit!

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 2 years ago from KOLKATA

      Laughing is indeed contagious since positive sounds provoke a much more powerful reaction than negative sounds, that's why we involve ourselves unwittingly when we find people around us laughing which is also beneficial as a healthy exercise. Thank you for giving me another occasion to begin laughing.

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      Oyewole Folarin 2 years ago from Lagos

      Yes that's true, laughing help ease stress. Thanks for making me and my wife laugh today.

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      Comfort Babatola 2 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Laughing is no doubt contagious. And even when we're down and out, hearing someone laughing can send us into a healing spiral.

      I was feeling really sick to my stomach for days, on medication and occasional bed rest. Then, yesterday my kids were watching a TV show and laughing. Even though I didn't know what program or what they were laughing at from where I was in the bedroom, I found myself laughing along, from the bedroom.

      Just the sound of them laughing did it. I discovered a few minutes later that all that laughter suddenly made me feel better.

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      How did I miss this? This hub is hilarious. The jokes made be LOL! I agree, laughter is the best medicine and when I am down I try to view a funny movie to lighten things up. Laughter is the best stress buster around. Voted up+

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      Ruth Walerstein 2 years ago from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

      There's a good reason people feel laughter is a drug. While laughing, your body creates endorphins, which are a natural drug. Same as the "high feeling" runners and other athletes feel after an event.

      Personally, I feel a laughter a day is better than an apple a day, which both keep you away from doctors. HAHA! I was a part of a laughter club, the HAHA club (Humor Alliance for Healthy Attitudes) run by the Janet, HAHA lady. What a great way to de-stress!

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      Dianna Mendez 20 months ago

      Stopped back in for the laughter. My husband loves Dave Barry and has read a few of his books. Thanks for the fun today.

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