Laughter: The Secret of Good Health

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Pustak Mahal, Dec 6, 2002 - 115 pages
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Be the soul of the party.Find favour with your associates in business,or social circles!Get going with Laughter-the Secret of Good Health!In fact,the fastest way to break the ice in many a situation is to crack a joke. Which is why Danish pianist Victor Borge had quipped: Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.This book is replete with humorous one-liners, quips, quotes and anecdotes that will have you rolling with laughter.The book also dwells on famous humourists and other personalities with a sharp sense of humour, including Mark Twain, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi, amongst others.Jokes apart, laughter also has multiple therapeutic benefits, as attested by medicalmen--and elucidated by oft-repeated maxim,Laughter is the best medicine.Indeed, in March 1995, the first Laughter Club was launched by a Mumbai-based doctor precisely for its therapeutic benefits.This book also tells you all about the scientific benefits of laughter. So read, laugh and be merry!For therein lies the secret of good health and happiness.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
The Wisdom of Laughter
7
The Universal Language of Merriment
12
Laughter The Effective Medicine
15
Printing Howlers
18
The Tale of Funny Names
20
Whos Who in Contemporary Politics
23
Spoonerism and Malapropism
29
Laughter ClubsGalore
45
Gandhijis Brand of Humour
50
Humorous Legends About Kalidasa
53
The Irrepressible George Bernard Shaw
57
Mark Twain the Great American Humorist
60
Funnies from Oscar Wilde
63
Incorrigible Winston Churchill
66
Court Jesters of Yore
68

Witty Abraham Lincoln
31
Laughs from Kerala
38
TheOriginalityof Humour
42
This StrangenFunny World
70
Rib Ticklers
78
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Page 10 - Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one," said the young lord, plucking another daisy.
Page 8 - Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own.
Page 11 - But if we consider the frequent reliefs we receive from it, and how often it breaks the gloom which is apt to depress the mind and damp our spirits, with transient unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life.

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