Kicking Sweets? Laugh at "Top 100 Hoaxes Of All Time"
Posted Dec 19 2008 12:13am
This post isn't about sugar, diabetes, or artificial sweeteners. But this belongs here, because you can help your health, boost your healing, and ease out of your sugar habit by getting guffaws, cracking quips, or generating giggles.
Norman Cousins wrote about the power of humor. So did numerous other authors. So, if you're kicking (or thinking about stopping) sweets and quickie carbs, stop taking it all so seriously and lighten up.
Besides, bear in mind that if you're chuckling and chortling, you can't really put any cookies, candies or other inferior carb in your mouth at the same time!
One fun source for for levity is the Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes Of All Time, compiled and written by "hoaxpert" (hoax expert) Alex Boese, who founded the Museum of Hoaxes in 1997 as part of his doctoral dissertation. (He's currently working on his second book, about modern-day hoaxes, to be published spring 2006.)
The Museum of Hoaxes: A History of Outrageous Pranks and Deceptions