15 Shades of Laughter

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<ul><li> 1. 15 Shades of Laughter" By Gay Merrill" " </li> <li> 2. Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors." --Norman Cousins! " </li> <li> 3. It starts with the feeling that one corner of your mouth is upturned.! 1 </li> <li> 4. You Smirk" </li> <li> 5. Next, your mouth widens so that it resembles the shape of an orange wedge.! A release of endorphins makes you want to dance...but you resist.! 2 </li> <li> 6. You Smile" </li> <li> 7. You experience a tightening of your facial muscles as your eyes widen and your smile expands.! 3 </li> <li> 8. You Grin" </li> <li> 9. A soft throaty sound emerges from your tightened lips. (If you try to stie it, you risk gas buildup.)! 4 </li> <li> 10. You Snicker" </li> <li> 11. Now youre half way to laughing. The sound you make is amusing. Any effort you make to suppress the laughter only increases its strength.! 5 </li> <li> 12. You Giggle" </li> <li> 13. Your chest muscles engage and your pitch deepens.! 6 </li> <li> 14. You Chuckle" </li> <li> 15. You sound like a cross between Chuckles the Clown and Miss Piggy.! 7 </li> <li> 16. You Chortle" </li> <li> 17. You emit a full force sound of glee. Head is back and mouth open wide. You might be contagious causing others around you to make similar sounds.! 8 </li> <li> 18. You Laugh" </li> <li> 19. You sound wicked, but youre really laughing with a higher pitch.! 9 </li> <li> 20. You Cackle" </li> <li> 21. Now youre whole body is set in motion. You stomp your feet, wave your arms, or slap your thighs. Tears of joy stream down your face.! 10 </li> <li> 22. You Guffaw" </li> <li> 23. You feel like a wolf during a full moon.! 11 </li> <li> 24. You Howl" </li> <li> 25. You sound like youve seen a ghost when youre really just overcome with hilarity.! 12 </li> <li> 26. You Shriek" </li> <li> 27. You cant distinguish your laugh from the sound of a crowd laughing.! 13 </li> <li> 28. You Roar" </li> <li> 29. Youre on the oor in a t of laughter.! 14 </li> <li> 30. You Convulse" </li> <li> 31. You experience the nal shade of laughter with ushed cheeks and a sense of elation and renewal.! 15 </li> <li> 32. You Die Laughing" </li> <li> 33. 15 Shades of Laughter Recap" 1 Smirk! 2 Smile! 3 Grin! 4 Snicker! 5 Giggle! 6 Chuckle! 7 Chortle! 8 Laugh! 9 Cackle! 10 Guffaw! 11 Howl! 12 Shriek! 13 Roar! 14 Convulse! 15 Die Laughing! </li> <li> 34. Credits" Inspiration" Reference: Kuhn, C. (1994). The stages of laughter. Journal of Nursing Jocularity,4(2), 34-35. " Photos" Slide 8: Flickr/Peter Funnell/Smile!/May 2011 ! Slide 10: Flickr/Baxton/Whats So Funny?/Jan 2008! Slide 28: Flickr/John Willis/Laughing Lion-2/Feb 2009! Slide 30: Flickr/Kevin Hamm/ROGL/June 2008! ! http://touchofhumor.wordpress.com/" </li> </ul>