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What is Humor?

Humor is the tendency to perceive something as funny, to crack jokes, or to tell humorous stories. Humor is a human trait that can be culturally-bound which means humor is not universal. Some cultures are more open to laughing than others. However, there are some universal aspects of humor that can also be found in many different cultures worldwide. Humor can be broadly divided into two types - incongruity theory and relief theory. Incongruity theory is when something that does not make sense comes together as a joke and relief theory focuses on releasing tension or stress through laughter. Humor is used as a tool to teach people valuable lessons, help relieve depression, or just give life meaning. There are many ways in which humor can benefit society and individuals. Humor can be seen as a form of self-therapy for those who use it because they need to laugh at something in order to make themselves feel better. It also has been shown that humor helps us connect with other people more