Welcome to the 46th Humormeister's Forum edition

This is quote from a dying politician. The quote is most profound.

"Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic."

Funny quotes

Give me a sense of humor Lord. Give me the grace to see a joke. To get some humor out of life, and pass it on to other folk.

Humor/Laughter quote

"Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place." - Josh Billings

The 1 Minute Laugh

A university professor had been teaching his students about human reproduction.

For an exam, one of the questions was: 'Female humans are born with a limited number of eggs, while males, during their lifetime produce millions of sperm. Why are so many sperm produced?'

A female student answered, "Because they won't ask for directions either!"

Humor from our richest 'Humor Resource'......our kids

A Sunday School class was studying the 10 commandments. They were ready to discuss the last commandment.

The teacher asked if any of them could tell her what it was.

Suzie raised her hand and shouted "Thou shall not take the covers off thy neighbor's wife!" Feature of the month

The benefits of putting on a 'happy face'

Yale professor Marianne LaFrance, Phd, did extensive research on this topic for her new book 'Lip service in the fields of biology, anthropology and computer science.'

She found that:

People with big grins live longer. Researchers studied an old issue of the Baseball Register and analyzed 230 players. On the average, the players with bright, big-mouthed smiles lived 4.9 years longer than those with just partial smiles and 7 years longer than those with no smile at all.

People who smile a lot have more positive feelings , and positive feelings translate into well-being. Smilers get a mini emotional high when smiling and see the world around them in a brighter light.

Smiles have a multiplier effect. According to the British Medical Journal, when one person is happy, the feeling passes on to two people beyond him or her. So smiling to a friend more likely will get you a smile back.

We produce genuine smiles and fake smiles. People with brain damage can still produce smiles. And dealing with sales people, they are masters at fake smiles. In ancient times, scientists speculate that it was strategically advantageous to smile in order to mask their fear or fury.

The eyes have it when it comes to smiles. This is where the fake smile immediately shows up. The true smile is evident in the crinkling of the skin around the eyes.

Different cultures look for the smile facial expression as shown in different parts of the face. For example in North America, we focus on the mouth, while the Japanese look for feeling in the eyes.

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