While researchers have long theorized that laughter is “contagious” in humans, a new study of the kea parrot in New Zealand has found that they too respond in kind to play calls more often than other types of calls. What do you think?


“Nothing boosts my mood like a reflexive reaction to stimuli from a fellow member of my species.”

Cailee Wemble • Systems Analyst

“I’d always just assumed that if any bird enjoyed laughing as much as humans, it would be the turkey vulture.”

Ross Yount • Folklorist's Apprentice

“I’ll take that fun fact and raise you another: Did you know that five people died during the construction of the Empire State Building?”

Mike Habren • Unemployed