The Chemistry of Laughter

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The Chemistry of Laughter


The chemistry of laughter


Well the sun’s still shining and the sky’s still blue,

I do look funny and I’m a mirror of you!

We can make silly faces and watch the sunrise

We can fall to our knees and smile with our eyes

No, we don’t always need words to say what we mean,

Cause I know that you’re grouchy when you’re face is turning green!

And, I know what it likes when life tastes too sour

And if we want to change, give it less than an hour

For impermanence, is the name of the game

And LAUGH AT YOURSELF, especially when you’re feeling ashamed

For the rain may fall and flood your home

Your dreams may shatter and you may be left all alone

Still remember that, the sun will shine and let it happen to be so

Get off your own ass and on your way you will go!

To a whole new morning- surprise your own heart- give your head no warning…

To the faces you will see, to the places you will be, to the spaces that rest oh in the between

For the joke is cosmic- it’s funny cause it’s true, and don’t be so serious!

Be rubber not glue.

And the sun’s still shining and the sky’s still blue

As the joke that’s on me is the joke that’s on you!


Did you know that happy, good chemicals produced when you laugh look like this? [1],[2]



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* When we laugh, Endorphins are released from the pituitary gland into the blood and then into the brain and into the spine. When laughing, the dopamine chemical get’s released in the brain and then are sent as a signal to other nerves in the body!

Two guys walk into a bar…(ouch!)

They both sit down and the bartender says,

“What can I get for you guys?”

One asks for an H2O. Bartender brings it out to him. The other guy asks for an H2O too! Bartender brings it out to him. Guy takes a sip and dies.








[1] title=β-Endorphin: Analgesic and hormonal effects in humans title=β-Endorphin: Analgesic and hormonal effects in humans

[2] Chemical structure of dopamine. Psychology Department of Northeastern University. August 2007. Site visited 11 August 2015.

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