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TED Talk: What Makes Things Funny

We experience humour every day and it makes us happier and healthier. But what makes things funny?

Pete McGraw is a leading researcher at the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The advantage that McGraw has over his predecessors is his ability to conduct state-of-the-art experiments with the help of the team he directs at the Humor Research Lab (aka HuRL). He is the co-author of The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny. McGraw’s latest claim to fame is he made the Stylish Scientist List – probably because he likes to rock a sweater ves

In this talk he not only discusses what is funny, but what makes something funny as well.



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