Laughter is spontaneous and contagious and is extremely difficult to control consciously. Most people cannot laugh on command. Laughing caused by tickling is a built-in reflex, however, if you try to tickle yourself in exactly the same way that another person tickles you, you don't laugh (although you might get laughed at). The brain needs tension and surprise for the tickling to work.
But be careful! There are a few cases when laughing actually caused a heart attack or a stroke.
"You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake." Bob Hope
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Rose Thomason, Jokes & Riddles Editor
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