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Humour: Funny Things, Laughing, and Jokes (Earthlings 101, Episode 8)

What is humor?
What do earthlings call "funny"?
Why do they enjoy humour?
Are there species in the galaxy who have a sense for humour - and hate it?
Why do earthlings make funny noises when encountering humour?
What is tickling?
What is a joke?
What is comedy?
Is the film "Prometheus" a comedy?

Eighth episode of Earthlings 101, the crash course for alien visitors.

Links
- ,This episode is based on the book "Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind" by Matthew M. Hurley et al.(http://amzn.to/VxC1mS)
- Concept, artwork and text by Martin Kuppe
- Music by OcularNebula (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/407324)
- Speech synthesis by Ivona (http://www.ivona.com/en/)

Disclaimer
Please note that most things in these videos are either conclusions based on personal observation of earthlings, or ideas found in earthling literature. Although they seem pretty obvious to me, most of them are still to be scientifically proven. In terms of earthling science, those are hypotheses, not theories or facts.