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article imageOp-Ed: Laughing championship — It actually exists

By Jonathan Lam     Apr 6, 2013 in Entertainment
San Diego - Laughing is a good natural body remedy. Now it has turned into a serious competition. Inspired by watching UFC fights, Albert Nerenberg has organized a laughing competition that is to be held at the Westin Hotel in San Diego on April 6.
Albert Nerenberg, a Canadian filmmaker, is the contest's organizer for the Laughing American Championship. This championship is scheduled to take place in San Diego's Westin Gaslamp Hotel on April 6 at 6 p.m. The entrance fee will be $20.
The best of the best laughters will be pitted against one another to fight for the bragging rights and the championship trophy.
The categories of the competition are as followed:
The Belly Laugh
The Alabama Knee Slapper
The Maniacal Laugh
The Diabolical Laugh
I just can't wait to see how the contestants in the diabolical laugh category will be performed. I imagine a person with crazy static shock hair that grows out of control going onto their knees and as they stare at the ceiling they rip out a crazy scientist laugh. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
In the video Nerenberg is asked the question, does a force laugh create the same effect as a natural laugh? In other words a natural laugh functions as a natural anti depressant for the body. Does a force laugh do the same thing? Nerenberg explains that indeed it does. A forced laugh is an authentic laugh which at first it starts of as an aggressive forced laugh, but after a few seconds it becomes a natural laugh.
I tried forcing myself to laugh a diabolical laughter. I am not positive that my laugh becomes a natural laugh, but I am sure about one thing. Everybody gives me a funny look when I do it and probably thinks I'm losing it.
In the end, the competition is not based on how well a person laughs, but on how contagious it is. Therefore the result of a winner is solely depended on the reaction of the audience.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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