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Thinking about death makes you funnier.
« on: 31/01/2014 03:45:14 »
People show more humorous creativity when primed with thoughts of death
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130702100339.htm

"Four groups were instructed to supply a caption to a cartoon from The New Yorker.These cartoon captions were presented to an independent jury who knew nothing about the experiment. The captions written by individuals who were subconsciously primed with the word death were clearly voted as funnier by the jury."

Well, it worked for Woody Allen.


 

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