Our voices can be used to tune up our body and lift our
spirits. Particular sounds have different effects on the body.
We all know how much better we feel after a good laugh. Norman
Cousins wrote a book about how he cured himself of cancer
through laughter. (1.)
Making laughing sounds all relaxes the diaphragm and induces
the release of natural painkillers into the blood stream,
these sounds also boost the immune system.
1. Cousins, Norman. The Anatomy of Illness. Norton, New York
Crossed wires at the BBC:
Read this article and watch the video. The expression on
the cab drivers face at the beginning of the interview should
help to boost your immune system!
World’s funniest joke:
As voted by a panel by of thousands, created by Spike Milligan.
A couple of New Jersey hunters are out in the woods when
one of them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing,
his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips
out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps
to the operator: "My friend is dead! What can I do?"
The operator, in a calm soothing voice says: "Just take
it easy. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead."
There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guy's voice
comes back on the line. He says: "OK, now what?"