National Humor Month
Several scientific studies have shown that a sense of humor can not only improve a person’s mental health but can also improve a person’s physical health. That’s because humor relieves stress, and many scientists believe that laughing is a way for the human brain to release pent-up emotional energy.
It’s for this reason that National Humor Month might be the most important month of the year. Observed during April, this month encourages everyone to interject some humor into their lives and the lives of their friends and family members. Humor has a lot of therapeutic uses, so let’s all get together and share a few laughs with one another as we celebrate this month.
The History Of National Humor Month
Even though not a lot of people may have heard of National Humor Month, it’s actually been around for quite some time. It was first created in 1976 by Larry Wilde, the Director of the Carmel Institute of Humor.
Facts About Humor, Laughter & Jokes
People don’t think about humor all that much. Either they find something funny or they don’t. They just don’t think why it does or doesn’t make them laugh. That’s why we’ve decided to list some facts about humor that our readers might not know about.
- Laughter is an instinctive behavior that’s recognized by people from all different cultures.
- Most laughter is produced during normal conversations than through the telling of jokes.
- In large groups of people, women tend to laugh more than men do.
- Most people only laugh during natural pauses in conversations.
- People are approximately 30-times more likely to laugh in a social situation than they are sitting alone.
- It’s estimated that an adult laughs anywhere from 15 to 20-times a day.
- It’s believed that laughter began even before the evolution of language.
Observing National Humor Month
National Humor Month is probably one of the easiest months of the year to celebrate. There are no obligations other than taking the time to enjoy yourself. This month can be observed by telling a joke, watching a comedy with friends or family members, or heading out and watching a comedy show.
If there’s one obligation that a person has during this month, it’s the obligation of spreading the word about it online using the hashtag #NationalHumorMonth. That allows everyone to join in on the fun.