Wednesday, 22 May 2013

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Curiosity Killed the Ditz #14: Why Do We Giggle?

Why; the three little letters that haunt my existence. From the moment I could speak I always wanted to know why. Now as an adult I am finding less and less people that want to answer my questions. I have been called nosy or weird, and angered many a person, with just those 3 letters. This is my story, quest you could call it, to try and find answers to my Whys. WHY DO WE GIGGLE?


Why; the three little letters that haunt my existence. From the moment I could speak I always wanted to know why. Now as an adult I am finding less and less people that want to answer my questions. I have been called nosy or weird, and angered many a person, with just those 3 letters. This is my story, quest you could call it, to try and find answers to my Whys.

WHY DO WE GIGGLE?

I for one am a giggle fiend. I love giggling and I am really easy to get going. Also, my giggle is very funny sounding. At times I squeak and squeal as well. Guess I am a human squeeze toy. Alas, some don’t giggle as much as I do. I feel this is a shame so I wanted to find out “Why do we get the Giggles?” so I can learn how to pass them on more effectively.

Per ScienceFocus.com giggling, “…signals playtime and laughter lowers heart rate and blood pressure. Laughing with others maintains social bonding and shows everyone they’re having fun instead of being serious. That can make giggling infectious and the infection can get out of control…”.

Cool so instead of doing exercise I will just giggle a lot. It’s the new fad! Actually, the more I looked the more benefits I found. Not only does laughing and giggling lower your heart rate and blood pressure, it also boosts the immune system and reduces stress. Not only that, you can also relieve pain by laughter and potentially increase your intelligence. Per Squidoo.com, “Laughing on a regular basis can also help increase a person's memory and learning.”

Wow, I am actually really impressed. Who knew laughter was so powerful. Well, I kinda had an idea. A man that I loved dearly was dying and he taught me the power of laughter and giggles. From the moment he was diagnosed he made sure we understood that life is still fun and he is not done laughing yet. Laughter was way more beneficial to him and me during that time than any tear. Thanks Woody, the Mickey Mouse ears you were wearing in the casket looked amazing.

Sorry for the downer folks. Back to giggles! Now, how do I pass giggles on? Per Sciencestage.com, “Laughing with others maintains social bonding and shows everyone they’re having fun instead of being serious.”. Nice, so to pass on giggles, I just need to giggle more. I love it. Guess it only takes a giggle to get the giggle train a going.
 

Keep giggling & questioning.


Love,



DD


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1 comments:

  1. I for one giggle at simple things. For example: people watching. Go somewhere lots of people are and you're guaranteed something funny. Every time. Also, when you have inside jokes or can make any comment awkward- priceless.
    Simple things always make for good laughs.
    Again, a great why!

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