Shaquille O'Neal earned a doctorate in education degree in 2012--his doctoral project explored how business leaders use humor in the workplace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Children's entertainer Blippi used to be the grossout comedian Steezy Grossman, who's humor was very heavily focused on defecation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
When former slave Jordan Anderson was asked to come back and work for his old master, he replied with a deadpan letter asking for 52 years' back pay as proof of good faith. The letter has been described as a rare example of documented "slave humor" of the period. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jor…
James Gunn’s live action Scooby Doo (2002) was originally a Rated R adult film full of edgy humor, drugs and sex jokes until Warner Brothers made him edit it down to a clean cut PG children’s film. slashfilm.com/james-gunn-…
Seinfeld has had difficulty reaching global audiences. While it’s popular in Latin America, it hasn’t been widely accepted in Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. Its humor, it seems, is just too complicated, too cultural and word-based, to make for easy translation. theverge.com/2015/6/24/88…
Phlegm in medieval medicine actually referred to the fluid made by white blood cells and platelets, as each of the four humors were based on the different layers that would form when blood is separated en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
J.R.R.Tolkien had a peculiar sense of humor. Along with his friend C.S. Lewis, he once dressed as a polar bear for a non-costume party and would chase neighbors away dressed as an Anglo-Saxon warrior. thegospelcoalition.org/ar…
The ancient greeks thought the body was regulated by four humors (juices): blood, yellow bile, phlegm and "black bile". In a healthy body they were in the right proportion to each other, an imbalance was thought to be the cause of diseases. From these humors we still have words like sanguin or en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
On Full House Bob Saget, John Stamos & Dave Coulier often got in trouble for "adult humor" in front of their child co-stars and got busted doing whip its off screen with 15 cans of Redi Whip while impatiently waiting for the girls to finish shooting a scene. screenrant.com/full-house…
Clowns play an important role in traditional Hopi religious festivals, representing man in his original uncivilized state. By acting outrageously they serve as an example of how not to behave. They also use satire and humor to criticize individuals who have violated community norms. parentseyes.arizona.edu/n…
While in Sharon Springs, Theodore Roosevelt was approached by a 12-year-old girl who asked if he would like to have a badger. Expecting to humor her, he agreed, and the girl came back with a 2-week-old badger. President Roosevelt named him Josiah and he became one of the presidential pets. presidentialpetmuseum.com…
Charles Schulz always disliked the title of Peanuts, which was given to his comic strip by the syndicate. In a 1987 interview, Schulz said of it: "It's totally ridiculous, has no meaning, is simply confusing, and has no dignityβ€”and I think my humor has dignity." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
The Midwest based pizza chain Rocky Rococo was sued by comedy troupe The Firesign Theater in 1985 for Copyright infringement over the chain's name. Firesign Theater lost its case because the troupe visited the flagship store in 1975 and reacted with good humor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Lincoln was famous for his self-deprecating sense of humor. When accused of being two-faced, Lincoln replied, β€œHonestly, if I were two-faced, would I be showing you this one?” newyorker.com/cartoons/bo…
Bill Cosby had refused the Mark Twain Prize For American Humor two times before accepting -- the profanity used at the first awards ceremony in 1998 was "disappointing" he said. nytimes.com/2009/10/28/ar…
People with high IQs tend to appreciate dark humor more. businessinsider.com/dark-…
Vincent "The Schemer" Drucci, an Chicago gangster with a strange sense of humor. He made salacious comments to couples on the street while dressed as a priest, performed in a 1923 porno called Bob's Hot Story, and once left two police officers handcuffed with 50 crates of illegal beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Violence in Filipino karaoke bars has lead to owners specifically employing gay or effeminate men, or transwomen, who use humor to defuse conflicts between male patrons over women, since they are seen as neutral. nytimes.com/2010/02/07/wo…
LΓ©o Taxil, the journalist that "exposed" Freemasons as Satanists, admitted that it was an elaborate hoax over 12 years later. He once said, "I thought everybody would see the joke and give me credit for originating a new line of humor, but my readers wouldn't have it so." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax…
On the set of Full House, Saget, Stamos, and Coulier would frequently engage in adult humor when the cameras were off. This included drawing penises on each other's scripts, and on at least one occasion they all got high doing whip-its with cans of whipped cream before filming a scene. screenrant.com/full-house…
Thomas Edison offered Nikola Tesla $50,000 to improve his DC motor. Upon completion, Edison failed to pay and scoffed, "You don't understand American humor." history.com/topics/invent…
John Dunsworth, who played chronically drunk and vulgar Jim Lahey on Trailer Park Boys, was a professor who once told his students to β€œnever engage in bathroom humor” interviewcelebrity.com/in…
ABC only aired "Clerks: The Animated Show" twice before canceling it. They aired the fourth episode first, and then aired the second episode despite the fact that the second episode is a 'flashback' episode, and derives much of its humor from the fact that it flashes back to the first episode. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
Typographers have a sense of humor. Kerning is the art of spacing letters so they are readable. Keming is when you kern letters incorrectly and they blend together. ironicsans.com/2008/02/id…
Don Rickles befriended mobster β€˜Crazy Joe’ Gallo when he made fun of Gallo in his stand-up against everyone’s warnings. Gallo took it in good humor and invited Rickles out to dinner. He declined, and that night the restaurant erupted in a gunfight, killing Gallo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Konami had a sense of humor dealing with Nintendo piracy. If Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III senses it isn't an authentic copy the game silently reduces the damage the player deals out, doubles the damage they take, and makes Shredder immortal. tcrf.net/Teenage_Mutant_N…
Children don't detect sarcasm till they're about 6 and don't get the humor in it till they're about 10 sciencedaily.com/releases…
Theodore Geisel took up the pseudonym Dr. Seuss after being banned from his college humor magazine for drinking gin on campus during Prohibition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr.…
Using humor to aid in learning about sensitive topics such as aging, death, dying, grieving, and suicide increases comprehension, enhances retention, and improves faculty ratings. tandfonline.com/doi/abs/1…
The benign violation theory integrates predicts that humor occurs when 3 conditions are satisfied: 1) something threatens one's sense of how the world "ought to be", 2) the threatening situation seems benign, and 3) a person sees both interpretations at the same time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Shaq (AKA Dr. O'Neal) has a PhD in Human Resource Development. His PhD thesis was titled, "The Duality of Humor and Aggression in Leadership Styles". archive.boston.com/sports…
Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" was originally about gay sex; his producer changed the lyrics due to its "minstrel modes and sexual humor." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tut…
The term "hipster" originated in the 1940s, and was used to describe jazz afficionados, characterized by their "dress, slang, use of cannabis and other drugs, relaxed attitude, sarcastic humor, self-imposed poverty and relaxed sexual codes." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
Leslie Nielsen wrote an autobiography in 1993, where everything written in the book was "a work of fiction", keeping with his style of humor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Pre-dissolution Soviet comedians had to have all their jokes approved by the Department of Humor. Jokes about politics, religion, and sex were banned, which left mostly jokes about animals. theguardian.com/news/2015…
When the African Grey parrot N'kisi first met Jane Goodall, he recognized her from a photograph and asked "Got a chimp?" It is claimed that this was a possible display of a sense of humor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N'k…
Lincoln's cabinet was a team of rivals, including notable William Seward, who was initially resentful & condescending of the president. The two eventually became close personal friends, spending many nights bonding over stories, good humor, & politics, much to the dismay of other cabinet members mrlincolnswhitehouse.org/…
George Carlin, a comedian best known for his dark humor, social commentary, and his β€œseven dirty words” routine, narrated a kids television show, Thomas and Friends, for 5 years. youtu.be/kGw7LjB23FE
Today I learned about IAC, a company that owns most dating sites in America (including match.com and Tinder) as well as Vimeo, College Humor, and Angie’s List en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAC…
Tom Green, despite his penchant for bizarre and in some cases offensive humor, has stated he has never, and will never do a joke where he dresses as Hitler and goes to a Jewish synagogue. snopes.com/fact-check/bar…
Actor Wallace Shawn, while playing Vizzini ("Inconceivable!") in The Pricess Bride, didn't understand the movie's sense of humor. Director Rob Reiner gave him line readings, and he merely imitated them. avclub.com/article/wallac…
Teddy Roosevelt's Oldest Son, Teddy Roosevelt Jr, Received The Medal Of Honor For His Actions On D-Day. Despite Landing A Mile Off Course And Artillery Landing Close By, He Was So Calm And Collected, That He Used Poetry, Humor, And Anecdotes About His Father To Calm His Troops. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
... about Turn-On the ill-fated 1969 television show cancelled during it's first episode. Controversial for it's risquΓ© humor and cutting edge visual effects, broadcasters on the west coast refused to air it after hearing of outrage over earlier showings on the east coast. wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn-O…
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer had a morbid sense of humor. He would turn prison food into fake limbs covered with ketchup to resemble blood. He then would leave the fake limbs around the prison where other inmates and guards would find them. cnn.com/2015/04/30/us/fea…
Today I learned about Thomas R. Marshall, who was Vice President under Woodrow Wilson. He was infamous for his quick wit and funny jokes. His humor often got him into trouble, such as having his office moved and getting kicked out of board meetings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
ABC only aired "Clerks: The Animated Show" twice before canceling it. They aired the fourth episode first, and then aired the second episode despite the fact that the second episode is a 'flashback' episode, and derives much of its humor from the fact that it flashes back to the first episode. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
Many Viking nicknames were based on physical appearance, including those that were sexually explicit (Kolbeinn Butter Penis) or β€œpotty humor nicknames” (Eystein Foul-Fart) medievalists.net/2014/06/…
Just 45 minutes outside of Copenhagen lies Bonbon Land, a potty humor based theme park. atlasobscura.com/places/b…
Bret and Jemaine of Flight of the Concords were rumored to be denied funding by New Zealands TV3 because Bret and Jemaine's humor was deemed "too Wellington", meaning their humor would not work with the average New Zealander outside of Wellington. musicalduffer.wordpress.c…

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