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A joke is a short story or short series of words spoken or communicated with the intent of being laughed at or found humorous by the listener or reader.

Laughing, the intended human reaction from jokes, is healthy, uses stomache muscles, and releases endorphines into the blood stream, the natural human happy makers. Laughing is recommended to every human beeing on a daily basis.

Some famous joke categories (Please do not list more than one or two example jokes per category):

see also internet humor

This sort of "joke" is not the same as a practical joke.

Jokes have been the subject of serious academic study, a notable example being Sigmund Freud's "Jokes and Their Relationship to the Unconscious".

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