In 1962, an epidemic of laughing broke out in Tanganyika (now Tanzania). Starting among a group of schoolgirls, the laughter spread rapidly, eventually infecting neighbouring villages and forcing schools to close. It lasted for at least six months.

In 1962, an epidemic of laughing broke out in Tanganyika (now Tanzania). Starting among a group of schoolgirls, the laughter spread rapidly, eventually infecting neighbouring villages and forcing schools to close. It lasted for at least six months.



2 thoughts on “In 1962, an epidemic of laughing broke out in Tanganyika (now Tanzania). Starting among a group of schoolgirls, the laughter spread rapidly, eventually infecting neighbouring villages and forcing schools to close. It lasted for at least six months.

  • November 16, 2009 at 3:03 pm
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    WTF how can you laugh that long without even taking a break.I mean don’t you have to breathe after laughing that long?

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  • April 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm
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    I don’t know. It’s a strange world out there. It rained pink- polka dotted frogs in France, so people can laugh for 6 months or longer.

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