World Laughter Day: Why can’t we hold back our laughter even at the most inopportune times?

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If you’re one of those people who can’t stop laughing when your best friend stumbles and falls, you must be wondering why this behavior, which may seem a bit inappropriate, is a bit problematic.

Laughter is one of the most interesting human behaviors that scientists have been trying to understand for many years. And today is World Laughter Day.

This special day, celebrated on the first Sunday in May every year since 1998, aims to remind everyone of the positive effects of laughter on health.

So why do we mortals suddenly burst into laughter, even at the most inopportune times?

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