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How many times does an average person laugh?

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The average 4-year-old laughs 300 times per day, whereas the average 40-year-old laughs four times per day. A study done in 1999 revealed the average adult laughed 17 times per day when participants were asked to record how many times they laughed in three days.

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How many times does an average person laugh?
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Laugh expert Robert Provine, who has studied laughter for 30 years, explains the average adult laughs around 20 times per day. A German study conducted in 2004 indicates a single bout of laughter, meaning a laugh that occurs in a single exhalation, occurs an average of 5.8 times in a 10-minute period during normal conversations. Speakers in a conversation laugh more often after their own sentence rather than someone else's sentence.

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