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Did the "slipping on a banana peel" gag plausibly originate as a reference to horse manure?

Although many people today might not have ever experienced slipping on a banana peel in real life, the peels are actually slippery enough to have caused more than a few accidents in total (see DavePhD'...
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Did a Hungarian bus driver scare his passengers with these pranks?

9Gag has a post telling the story of a Hungarian bus driver who trolled his passengers. Some comments on 9gag and other places on the internet claim that the story is true, but they are not sourced at ...
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Are some people born funnier than others?

Many comedians claim that you can't learn to be funny. 'Either you're born funny or you're not. No amount of practice or learning will change that.' It goes against pretty much every other creative/...
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Is sense of humor somehow related to intelligence?

I've seen a couple of documentaries where they insinuate that sense of humor and intelligence could be related. I couldn't find the documentaries on the web, but the following are some studies ...
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Do men tend to be funnier than women?

Why are men, taken on average and as a whole, funnier than women? This line is from this Vanity Fair article by Christopher Hitchens, and is based, in part, on this Stanford Uni study What the study ...
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Do women prefer men with a sense of humor?

I think everyone may have heard this at one time or another, but it's said that women prefer men with a "good sense of humor". The idea is so commonly held, it even has its own abbreviation on dating ...
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