Friday’s answers

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: Laughter is the shortest distance between two people?”

2. . . . these lyrics are from which song:

So if you chance to meet him
While walking 'round the town.  
Shake him by his fat old hand
And give him half a crown.  

His eyes will beam and sparkle
He'll gurgle with delight.
And then you'll start him laughing
With all his blessed might!

3. It’s rire in French ridere in Italian, reír in Spanish and kata in Maoir, what is it in English?

4. Gelotology is the study of what?

5. What’s the funniest book you’ve read or your favourite funny book?

Points for answers:

JC gets 1.

Alwyn got four and a bonus for the anecdote and for being a Pooh fan too.

Andrei wins an electronic chocolate cake for a clean sweep and a confession I haven’t read that yet.

Teletext also wins an electronic chocolate cake for a clean sweep with bonuses for the extra information and great taste in humour.

Graeme gets one and the Pooh fan bonus too.

Answers follow the break:

1. Victor Borge.

2. the Laughing Policeman.

3. To laugh.

4. Laughter.

5. There is no right or wrong answer to this question,  but my choice is Grievous Bodily by Craig Harrison with a highly commended to Night Life of the Gods by Thorne Smith – both made me laugh out loud on first reading and continue to do so when I re-read them.

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