Why you should read this joke! – Health benefits of Laughter
A link between laughter and healthy function of blood vessels was first reported in 2005 by researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center with the fact that laughter causes the dilatation of the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, and increases blood flow. Drs. Michael Miller (University of Maryland) and William Fry (Stanford) theorize that beta-endorphin like compounds released by the hypothalamus activate receptors on the endothelial surface to release nitric oxide, thereby resulting in dilation of vessels. Other cardioprotective properties of nitric oxide include reduction of inflammation and decreased platelet aggregation.
An old farmer named Mike had been in a tractor accident with a truck. During the day in court, the trucking company’s hot shot lawyer, was questioning Mike and asked him, “At the scene of the accident, didn’t you tell the Highway Patrolman, ‘I’m fine’?”
Mike started responding, “Well, I’ll tell you what actually happened. I had just finished loading my favorite cow, Bessie, into the…”
“I didn’t ask for any details”, the lawyer interrupted. “Please just answer the question, …please. Did you, or did you not say, at the scene of the accident, to the Highway Patrolman ‘I’m fine!’?”
Mike said, “Well, I had just finished getting Bessie into the trailer behind the tractor and I was driving down the road when….”
The lawyer interrupted again and said, “Your Honor, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the Highway Patrolman after the accident on the scene that he was just fine.
Now several weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my client for a large amount of money. I believe he is a fraud. Can you please tell him to simply answer the questions asked?”
By this time, the Judge had become fairly interested in Mike’s answer and said to the lawyer, “I’m sorry, but I I would like to hear what he has to say about his favorite cow, Bessie”.
Mike thanked the Judge and proceeded. “Well, as I was trying to say, I had just finished loading Bessie, my favorite cow, into the trailer and was driving with her down the highway when this huge semi-truck and trailer ran the stop sign and smacked my John Deer Tractor straight in the side.
I got thrown into one ditch of the road and Bessie was thrown into the other ditch. I was hurting really really bad and was affraid to move. However, I could also hear old Bessie moaning and groaning very loud. So I knew she was in terrible shape because of her loud groans.
Not to long after the accident a Highway Patrolman pulled over and came on the scene. He could hear Bessie moaning and groaning, so he first went over to her.
After he looked at her, and saw her fatal condition, he took out his gun and then shot her right between the eyes. After he shot Bessie the Patrolman came across the road, gun still in hand, looked at me, and said, “How are you feeling?”
“Now tell me, what the fuck would you say?”