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is it really possible to die laughing?

 
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is it really possible to die laughing?
Historical deaths attributed to laughter

* In the third century B.C. the Greek stoic philosopher Chrysippus died of laughter after giving his donkey wine, then seeing it attempt to feed on figs.[8]
* Martin I of Aragon died from a lethal combination of indigestion and uncontrollable laughing in 1410.[9]
* Pietro Aretino, who died in 1556, "is said to have died of suffocation from laughing too much."[10]
* It is cited that the Burmese king Nanda Bayin, in 1599 "laughed to death when informed by a visiting Italian merchant that Venice was a free state without a king."[11]
* In 1660, the Scottish aristocrat, polymath and first translator of Rabelais into English, Thomas Urquhart, is said to have died laughing upon hearing that Charles II had taken the throne.[12][13]

[edit] Modern deaths attributed to laughter

* On 24 March 1975, Alex Mitchell, a 50-year-old bricklayer from King's Lynn, England, died laughing while watching the Kung Fu Kapers episode of The Goodies, featuring a Scotsman in a kilt battling a vicious black pudding with his bagpipes. After twenty-five minutes of continuous laughter Mr. Mitchell finally slumped on the sofa and expired from heart failure. His widow later sent the Goodies a letter thanking them for making Mr. Mitchell's final moments of life so pleasant.[14]
* In 1989, a Danish audiologist, Ole Bentzen, died laughing while watching A Fish Called Wanda. His heart was estimated to have beaten at between 250 and 500 beats per minute, before he succumbed to cardiac arrest.[15]
* In 2003, Damnoen Saen-um, a Thai ice cream salesman, is reported to have died while laughing in his sleep at the age of 52. His wife was unable to wake him, and he stopped breathing after two minutes of continuous laughter. He was believed to have died either of heart failure or asphyxiation.[14]

i laugh alot, sometimes uncontrollably.
should i be concerned about this?
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Re: is it really possible to die laughing?
i almost die of laughter when i read a certain person's threads..

jan 20/10
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Re: is it really possible to die laughing?
i'm trying to be serious here, which i never do.
this is a scientific enquiry!
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Re: is it really possible to die laughing?
Hmm, doesn't sound too plausible. Those cases seem fakey--like people dying upon hearing some bit of political news. And how could anyone estimate the heart rate of the guy who died watching "A Fish Called Wanda?"

On the for real side, I don't think being tickle tortured would be very funny.
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Re: is it really possible to die laughing?
yea when i come here...i die all the time.
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Re: is it really possible to die laughing?
i almost die of laughter when i read a certain person's threads..

jan 20/10
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 734630


You have to be careful when viewing GLP.

There's loads of hilarious stuff here!

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i almost die of laughter when i read a certain person's threads..

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I either want to die laughing or fucking,sometimes the gf and I laugh while we fuck...what a great way to die. The other night she nearly knocker herself out on the cast iron headboard,we got a good laugh over that.
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i almost die of laughter when i read a certain person's threads..

jan 20/10


I either want to die laughing or fucking,sometimes the gf and I laugh while we fuck...what a great way to die. The other night she nearly knocker herself out on the cast iron headboard,we got a good laugh over that.
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Re: is it really possible to die laughing?
Yes. I have died many times. I have also shifted my assemblage point to such a degree that I was able to SEE while laughing. My light fibers coming from my midsection connecting with the person I was laughing with. They had same experience. Laugh MAGIC. The only thing one can truly take seriously on this planet is to learn to laugh and keep laughing.
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Re: is it really possible to die laughing?
* In the third century B.C. the Greek stoic philosopher Chrysippus died of laughter after giving his donkey wine, then seeing it attempt to feed on figs.[8]

That almost killed me
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''In 2003, Damnoen Saen-um, a Thai ice cream salesman, is reported to have died while laughing in his sleep at the age of 52. His wife was unable to wake him, and he stopped breathing after two minutes of continuous laughter. He was believed to have died either of heart failure or asphyxiation.[14]''

haha

i do that sometimes. i even wake myself up laughing, thinking 'wtf is that'

can never remember the funnies though.
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Re: is it really possible to die laughing?
i have had two friends in my life who literally made me laugh so hard that i virtually passed out.
now that i am older i think i should avoid these guys.
if they made me laugh like this, and i keeled over dead, would that be murder or manslaughter?
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Re: is it really possible to die laughing?
lately i have been addicted to 'the office' and sometimes i get way too amused.
i have to regulate this, for my own personal health.
it is my present and very critical personal issue.
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Re: is it really possible to die laughing?
"Fish Called Wanda" was made by and starred several Monty Pythoners...

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Re: is it really possible to die laughing?
i mean if i died laughing, would my insurance pay off/
i'm totally serious here people!
i have issues too ya know!
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Re: is it really possible to die laughing?
Yes. I have died many times.
see? i'm not alone in this.
i feel better now.
i'm healed! that's a good thing (i think)
now i'll focus on my other issues, which are legion
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