Winners by a smile;Mind amp; Body

27th February 1998 at 00:00
(Photograph) - Charles Darwin viewed laughter by meansof the "Principle of Antithesis", or a way of "discharging tension".

Sigmund Freud saw it as a "catharsis"or purging of "psychic energy".

Bertrand Russell said: "Laughter is themost inexpensive and effective wonder drug.

Laughter is a universal medicine."

And for Mark Twain: "The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter. The moment it arises, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place."

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