April 14th International Moment of Laughter Day

Some how it figures that the day before the tax deadline would be, The International Moment of Laughter Day.  Izzy Gesell, a keynote speaker, created the day simply because he knew if he could keep his audience laughing he would keep their attention.  Laughter is contagious.  It is nearly impossible to sit in a room full of people laughing and not at least get a smile on your face.  Of course, yawning is contagious too but it’s hard to yawn and laugh at the same time.

Even babies are known to laugh as early as 15 weeks old.  Some have even been recorded laughing earlier but it is doubtful they understood what they were laughing at. In fact, half of us don’t know what we are laughing at when we laugh, it doesn’t matter because it makes us feel good.  Laughing produces endorphins, a known pain reliever, it opens up blood vessels to generate a better flow of blood and it reduces stress hormones while increasing the immune system.

We invite you to take a “moment” and laugh at a few of the following jokes.  Whether you like them or not, they will make you feel better for just trying.

It is so cold outside I saw a politician with his hands in his own pockets.

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Me and my wife decided that we don’t want to have children anymore. So anybody who wants one can leave us their phone number and address and we will bring you one.


Two guys are out hunting in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn’t appear to be breathing, his eyes are glazed over. The other man pulls out his phone with trembling fingers and calls 911. He gasps, “My friend is dead! What can I do?”

The operator says “Please stay calm. I will help you. First of all, let’s make sure he’s dead.” There’s a silence, then a gun shot. The guy gets back on the phone and says “OK, now what?”


Doctor, how can I live longer than 100 years?

Do you smoke?

Do you eat too much?

Do you go to bed late?

Do you have affairs with promiscuous women?

Then why would you want to live more than 100 years?


I was sitting in a bar one day and two really large women came in, talking in an interesting accent.

So I said, “Cool accent, are you two ladies from Ireland?”

One of them snarled at me, “It’s Wales, dumbo!”

So I corrected myself, “Oh, right, so are you two whales from Ireland?”

That’s about as far as I remember.

Take a moment to laugh today, i will make you feel better tomorrow.  Better yet, get a friend to laugh, it will be something you can share.

More jokes at http://www.short-funny.com/#ixzz45lNq7v6H

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