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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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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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World?s Best Jokes? Well Maybe?

Richard Wiseman, an English psychologist, has been investigating which jokes people find the funniest. He?s asked for jokes over the internet at, and has received 10,000 jokes from more than 70 countries.

One of his findings was that men and women think different things are funny. This is the type of joke that was rated...

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