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Why do we laugh?

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Laughing is a universal human behavior, one that transcends borders of language and culture. No one has to teach us to laugh, and people everywhere pretty much do it the same way. But it's also really weird. Why do we do it? The answer has less to do with humor than you might think. It’s Okay To Be Smart investigates.

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