Knock Knock!

December 9, 2010

What do you call a sheep with no legs?

A cloud.

Okay, now you are ready for some creative problem-solving. According to researchers at Drexel and Northwestern, the thoughts that occur before a problem is solved can shape how our brain creates the insight. For example, if you watch a humorous video, you are more likely to quickly problem-solve, using what ¬†scientists call ‘sudden insight or as Oprah calls an ‘aha moment,’ afterward than if you watch a depressing video. Scientists think that this is because a positive state of mind leads to the rest of your brain being more open to ideas that would otherwise seem far fetched.

So if we want to solve global warming, the financial crisis and human bigotry we should start by telling more jokes. This is obviously simplifying the complexities of these global problems, but why not try it a little more? There is nothing to lose but your dignity when you accidentally let out a snort instead of a laugh. Can’t you see it now?

Obama: What does the fish say when it hits a wall?

Ahmadinejad: I dunno

Obama: DAM!


Abbas: What is invisible and smells like carrots?

Netanyahu: Oh I know this one – rabbit farts!

And last one because I just can’t help it:

Why do gorillas have big nostrils?

Because they have big fingers!

I am still laughing at this picture almost 5 years after the fact.


One Response to “Knock Knock!”

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