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Can a Computer Tell Jokes?

As if they didn't have enough to study, scientists are now trying to figure out what makes something funny. One way to do this is to get a computer to create jokes--something a standup comedian (NOTE:...
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Different Sexes Laugh at Different Jokes

Both men and women seem to believe that men are funnier than women. And men are particularly responsive to other men's humor. Women, however, find men funnier because they mistakenly attribute funny things to men. Women often say they prefer a man who...
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Men are Funnier Than Women

At least that's what psychologists say--but only just barely and mostly to other men. The oft-repeated stereotype is than women can't tell a joke properly, but psychologist Laura Mickes says, "The differences we find between men's and women's ability to be funny are so small that they can't account for the strength of the belief in the...
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