It’s important to recognize when daily challenges affect our ability to cope and take steps to lower stress when they do. The Mayo Clinic recommends laughter, “Whether you're guffawing at a sitcom on TV or quietly giggling at a newspaper cartoon, laughing does you good. Laughter is a great form of stress relief, and that's no joke.”
In the hope of offsetting some of last week’s stress, here is humor from F In Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers by Richard Benson:
Question: What is a vibration?
Answer: There are good vibrations and bad vibrations. Good vibrations were discovered in the 1960s.
Question: What happens when your body starts to age?
Answer: When you get old your organs work less effectively and you can become intercontinental.
Question: What is a fibula?
Answer: A little lie.
Question: Give three ways to reduce heat loss in your home.
Answer: 1) Thermal underwear; 2) Move to Hawaii; 3) Close the door.
Question: You are at a friend’s party. Six cupcakes are distributed among nine plates, and there is no more than one cake per plate. What is the probability of receiving a plate with a cake on it?
Answer: None, if my sister is invited too.
Question: Explain the dispersal of various farming types in the Midwest.
Answer: The cows and pigs are distributed in different fields so they don’t eat each other.
Question: Name six animals that live specifically in the Arctic.
Answer: Two polar bears Three Four seals
Sometimes, laughter is truly the best medicine.