The new edition of The Laughing News looks at the controversial question of whether animals laugh. The conventional view, since Aristotle, is that humans are the only creatures who do. In fact the ancient Greeks believed what separated man from the animals is the ability to laugh. It may be that animals have been laughing all along. This edition of The Laughing News, the only online newspaper devoted to laughter, we explore the many facets of animal laughter.
We expose a study that reveals the different sounds of animal laughter. Another which uses tickling to establish that animals are laughing. And a third, that suggests that animals were laughing long before humans arrived on the scene. Still another opposing features a psychiatrist who contents that animals neither laugh or feel. The Laughing News is here.