Humor: an evolutionary explanation

Is it really that funny?

Humans have evolved to have a sense of humor — sorry, most humans have evolved to have a sense of humor because it helps us deal with:

  • the vast indifference of the universe
  • the crushing knowledge of our own mortality
  • the ennui and pain of everyday existence

What? You were expecting a joke?

Okay: What is practically brand new, totally adorable and has only seven tiny dents in it?

Snow White’s hymen*

Alltop is also totally adorable. *Joke stolen from the Larry Sanders show, somewhere in season 5.