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Can you die from laughing?
Death by Joke - Science on the Web #45
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Key Facts In This Video
Sigmund Freud theorized people laugh as a way to relieve tension about issues in our own lives. 01:12
Fifteen facial muscles contract when we laugh. 02:15
Those with heart or other health conditions may be at a higher risk of death following a strong burst of laughter. 03:16