Every year January 24th is National Belly Laugh Day. The advocates for this special day truly believe that laughter is the best medicine. Listed among the therapeutic qualities of a good old belly laugh are:
-Laughter appears to cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, to dilate or expand in order to increase blood flow.
-Laughter increases pain tolerance.
-It exercises facial, abdominal and chest muscles.
-Improves brain functioning.
-Laughing mixed together with the positive emotions of humor, and happiness lowers the stress hormones, corticosteroids and epinephrine. The release of growth hormone and endorphins plays a role in lowering the stress hormones.
At Cravings Gourmet Popcorn we would like to get the day and the belly laughs rolling by proclaiming it “Corny Joke Day” for National Belly Laugh Day. To get us started here is popcorn “Corny Joke” excerpted from a blogger Sam Wilson on kids jokes from her blog.
“I am going to leave you with my son’s favorite kiddy jokes of the moment.” Six-year-old Benjamin:
What’s the difference between popcorn and pea soup? Anyone can pop corn.
Here is one from www.Joke Buddha.com:
President Ronald Regan told this joke about Fidel Castro: Castro was addressing a large audience in Cuba, and he began, "They accuse me of intervening in Angola..." and a man going through the audience called out, "Peanuts! Popcorn! “Castro went on: "They say I'm intervening in Mozambique..." and the same loud voice shouted, "Peanuts! Popcorn! Castro continued: "They say I'm intervening in Nicaragua..." and the voice yelled again, "Peanuts! Popcorn! By this time Castro was boiling mad and he sputtered, "Bring that man who is shouting 'Peanuts! Popcorn!' to me, and I'll kick him all the way to Miami. And everybody in the audience started shouting, "Peanuts! Popcorn!"
What are your favorite “corny” jokes?
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