Laugh for International Joke Day- its good for you!

Laugh! It is good for your health!

Today is International Joke Day! Good or bad – it’s time to test your best jokes or share funny YouTube videos. I know I would not be able to get through the day if I couldn’t laugh and find humor in my every day routine. And I ALWAYS find something to make myself laugh!

I searched the internet for the oldest joke, and I found one from approximately 5,000 years ago! That’s right, quite possibly the oldest known joke in the world. Originating in China during the Bling-Bling Dynasty, which was marked by having enormous jokes written in gold inlay on elaborate ceramic urns, this joke is sometimes thought to be the very first joke ever written that included a question mark. Are you ready?

 

Q:  Two silk worms were in an obstacle-course race. What was the result?

A:  … A tie.

Aside from the obvious benefit to joke-telling –laughter, there is also a health benefit – laughter! What can laughter do? Here are just a few things: 

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Increase vascular blood flow and oxygenation of the blood
  • Give a workout to the diaphragm and abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles
  • Defend against respiratory infections
  • Increase memory and learning
  • Improve alertness, creativity, and memory
  •  To get you in the joking mood, here are a few CHEESY cow jokes:

Q:  What are the spots on black-and-white cows?

A:  Holestains

Q:  Why does a milking stool have only three legs?

A:  Because the cow has the udder.

 Q:  Why do cows wear bells?

A:  Their horns don’t work.

 Q:  What do you call a cow who just recently had its baby?

A:  Decalfinated

 Finally, here is a light-hearted video that will make you smile, as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OBlgSz8sSM&feature=related

 So kick back today, tell joke, and spread the laughter.

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