We all know that women like funny guys (how else do you explain Woody Allen's love life?), but empirical evidence for this phenomenon has been sorely lacking. Fortunately, in a recent study in the journal Psychological Reports, a French scientist took up the challenge of testing whether humor helps men pick up women.
Ever wonder what makes something funny? E.B. White once wrote that "humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind." A look at an explanation behind the punch line.
If you ask most people, they will tell you that they have a great sense of humor, definitely better than most others. In fact, studies have shown that more than 90% will say they have a good sense of humor (the rest probably didn't find the question amusing or didn't understand the question...).