#1 By: Cory Doctorow, December 19th, 2013 12:02
#2 By: xzzy, December 19th, 2013 12:08
New studies are showing that as soon as you're born you start dying, so you might as well have a good time.
#3 By: Cary, December 19th, 2013 12:15
Just like many things it follows a hormetic response -- the dose makes the poison...
#4 By: Mellivora Capensis, December 19th, 2013 12:29
I wonder some times if my childhood asthma attacks drove me to a strong preference for dry humor.
#5 By: Joel_Emmett, December 19th, 2013 12:36
That that, Reader's Digest.
#6 By: Christopher Lynn, December 19th, 2013 13:38
TPTB must be in big trouble if declaring laughter unlawful and unhealthy.
#7 By: Johnny, December 19th, 2013 14:16
I wonder what'll happen if voice actor Rob Paulsen gets wind of this.
#8 By: bombblastlightningwaltz, December 19th, 2013 15:01
I cracked a joke in a moving vehicle that nearly killed us all from the laughter and inability of the driver too steer properly.
#9 By: unshaved2013, December 19th, 2013 15:05
Stop it, you're killing me!
#10 By: Charlie, December 19th, 2013 15:09
I was unexpectedly in hospital with a tube in my chest, a long time ago, and I asked the missus to bring me "some funny books" to pass the time.
Don't read "Shave the Whales" for the first time when trying to recover from a collapsed lung. The tube turns bright red.
#11 By: Raybert, December 19th, 2013 15:44
Headline's a bit misleading...
'Too much' is just another way of saying 'bad for you'.
#12 By: Rickenhacker, December 19th, 2013 16:54
The Goodies have to get a mention also.
#13 By: Cakey McDoodle, December 19th, 2013 17:32
I'd like to point out here, in case anyone took the article too seriously, the Christmas week BMJ is traditionally full of tongue-in-cheek articles of silliness, written in a serious scientific style It's a career goal of mine to get published in the Christmas BMJ one day.
#14 By: Bill Glover, December 19th, 2013 18:45
Just an anecdote that proves nothing: I lose consciousness instantly if I laugh at something unexpected and really funny. I drop like I've been pole-axed and I'm out cold for a few seconds. I only realize it has happened after the fact. Apparently my condition is called laughter syncope. I'm guessing I'll probably die laughing. Hopefully I won't take anyone else with me.
Needless to say, I don't drive often, and I avoid NPR and bumper stickers when I do.
#15 By: Cary, December 19th, 2013 20:33
Sorry, I immediately had an image of you laughing at fainting goats... An endless loop of fainting as you startle them and they amuse you.
#16 By: Jonathan Roberts, December 20th, 2013 17:28
I wonder if they cited the existing studies on the topic?
#17 By: Cory Doctorow, December 24th, 2013 12:02
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