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Why do people fall backwards when they laugh but forward when they cry?


 

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    Martie Coetser (MartieCoetser) 4 years ago

    Thanks, Sunshine and Nell. Mmm, we do need more breath for laughing, so body must make space.... more oxygen has many advantages, so laughing is healthier... animals don't laugh.. could laughter perhaps create intellect..... mmm... pondering.....

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    Martie Coetser (MartieCoetser) 4 years ago

    Thanks, Susan and ALL, for answering my question. I find this behaviour quite interesting as it is involuntary. When we're happy (laughing) our instinct allow us to not protect our vulnerable body, while the opposite happens when we're sad.

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    Martie Coetser (MartieCoetser) 4 years ago

    Thank you bravewarrior, Alphadogg, tillsontitan, kallini, I agree with all of you :) Will soon write a hub about this topic, or revise the one I've written some years ago about laughing and crying - Emotional Orgasms. Of course, adds were refused :)


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