all about timing
Our computers recorded the
time that each person rated the jokes in LaughLab. At the end of
the experiment, we looked at the data and examined how the degree
to which they found jokes funny changed over a the course of the
P eople found the jokes funniest at 6.03 in the evening., and least
funny at 1.30 in the morning.
We also recorded the date that each person visited LaughLab. There
were huge differences in how funny people found jokes at different
times during the month. People found them funniest on the 15th of
the month, and less funny towards the end or start of the month.
So, if you want to make people laugh, tell them jokes on the 15th
of the month, at 6.03 in the evening.
The winning joke
In second place
Humour across the globe
It's all about timing
The brain's funnybone
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