New research confirms that laughter evolved in a common ancestor to apes and humans

Written by matwil

Friday, 5 June 2009

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'Ich bin ein Hamburger!'

Scientists in England today today confirmed that apes and humans both have a common sense of humour, inherited from a common ancestor.

Firstly, researchers played idiotic, unintentionally funny soundbites made by American Presidents to 22 baboons and 3 humans, and analysed the laughing sounds that resulted.

Though there some differences, the team found similar patterns in the noises made when George W Bush said 'The roadmap to peace' and 'I expect they'll turn up somewhere', and to Barack Obama's 'Yes - we - can!' catchphrase. And when other tapes were played, especially ones of Bush attempting to make speeches, all 22 baboons and 3 humans needed medical assistance, as they had a sudden attack of hysterical laughter.

'This proves that humans and other primates have a similar sense of humour', Professor Marmia Orange-Tann said, from the University of Portsmouth, 'and like 99% of the human race, apes find American Presidents hilarious and ridiculous.

Well, when you think of the stiff competition George W Bush was historically up against to be the funniest Prez - Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, John F Kennedy and Bill Clinton - it's no wonder both humans and apes find themselves rolling around the carpet when they hear some of the surreal nonsense Bush has said!'

Some gorillas in the African rain forests looked up to the sky, and one said: 'Is it a bird? Is it a plane?', and another said 'No, It's American President Barack Obama, flying around the world again for no reason.'

John F Kennedy is a German donut.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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