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Do animals have a sense of humour?

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Right now, in a high-security research lab at Northwestern University's Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics in Illinois, scientists are tickling rats. Their goal? To develop a happiness pill. But their efforts might also produce some of the best evidence yet that humour isn't something experienced exclusively by humans.

http://www.newscient...ml#.UzX_Us7BQdU

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I agree ~

619px-Portrait_of_a_Proboscis_Monkey.jpg

" Have you heard the one about the mosquito and the leech ? "

:lol:

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My dogs most certainly have a sense of humour...very impish and teasing for the most part.

As for getting happiness from a pill...far too "Brave New World" for my taste. I'll get my happiness the old fashioned way.

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I agree ~

619px-Portrait_of_a_Proboscis_Monkey.jpg

" Have you heard the one about the mosquito and the leech ? "

:lol:

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for some reason he reminds me of Jimmy Durante....
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I think they do.. my cat I swear she was trying to make me laugh one day ..

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for some reason he reminds me of Jimmy Durante....

Not the first ... :lol: (WIki link)

Both are equally as handsome but Ol'Jimmy Durante is classier ... AND sings much better :D

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I dunno about humor, but I will say cats have a definite sense of justice and of "getting even" and sometimes what they do to achieve this is very funny.

Also, since they have such a sense of personal dignity, some of the things they do to reclaim it when off balance are worth watching. You know -- the "I intended to do that" routine.

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I don't think most animals have a sense of humor. Maybe some. Mostly primates.

I don't think dogs do. I've never seen anything that tells me they do. They do have a playful side which I don't consider the same as a sense of humor.

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