The only thing worse than telling an amazing joke and hearing crickets is telling an amazing joke and hearing fake laughter. Whether it's coming from a morning radio DJ or a glad-handing salesperson, there's something about a forced laugh that feels downright wrong. But would you still have that feeling if you traveled halfway around the world and told a joke to a culture you'd never encountered? A new study says yes.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas July 25, 2018
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