Do animals laugh? Ask Smithsonian (Smithsonian.com)
Do animals laugh?
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Why couldnt the pony talk? Because he was a little horse.

But seriously, we dont know how the brain makes us laugh. But we can say that there are two kinds of laughter.

Complex social laughter is the kind that requires a sense of humor to get it. The other kind of laughter is in response to physical stimulation like tickling.

There is little evidence for a sense of humor in animals because animals can't tell us what they're thinking. But its pretty clear that at least some animals are capable of the second kind of laughter.

Chimps often vocalize something close to human laughter when tickled or chased. Rats chirp during rough and tumble play and when tickled. And dogs pant in a special laughing way that gets other dogs to chill out and make them want to play.

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COMMENTS (16)
  • NyQuiraS-Gar
    5/20/2014 - 01:01 p.m.

    i did not no that animals can laugh and that is a cut video

  • BriahnaS-Gar
    5/20/2014 - 01:03 p.m.

    In never know that.That's unenviable i love that. so cool

  • AllisonW1-Gar
    5/20/2014 - 01:08 p.m.

    I love learning about are body easily when it comes with our voice

  • EthanM-Gar
    5/21/2014 - 12:44 p.m.

    i wish i had a animal that can talk that would be awsome

  • MalloryB-Gar
    5/21/2014 - 12:58 p.m.

    I was laughing at the monkey because his laugh was like a girl screaming.
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaahahhhhahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

  • bis12
    5/28/2014 - 12:18 p.m.

    all animals can laugh! isn't that cool? you know for info just ask

  • sanwrashmika
    6/08/2014 - 10:51 p.m.

    I can't believe it. If animals can't talk then they probably can't laugh. I think only humans can laugh and talk. It would be strange if animals talk or laugh. Except for some birds. I think animals shouldn't laugh. What do you think?

  • Karenr1d
    6/10/2014 - 02:48 p.m.

    This is so weird because how can a animal laugh and have a humor.I have never seen a animal with a human laugh.But it can be cool to see in real laugh!!!!!!!!

  • Karenr1d
    6/10/2014 - 02:49 p.m.

    This is so weird because how can a animal laugh and have a humor.I have never seen a animal with a human laugh.But it can be cool to see in real laugh!!!!!!!!

  • green1010
    6/23/2014 - 09:41 a.m.

    This is so funny I am dieing laughing on the floor

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