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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Tell a Joke Day: Did You Hear the One....

National Tell a Joke Day

Knock knock. Aug. 16 is National Tell a Joke Day. No joke! Despite a bad economy and high unemployment, today serves as an important reminder that we shouldn’t take life too seriously.

Whether we watch a classic sitcom on TV, watch a funny flick or stop by our favorite comedy club, we all need to take a moment or two out of our busy and stress-filled lives and laugh. Besides making us feel good, laughing is also good for you! Studies suggest laughter may help prevent heart disease, arthritis and high blood pressure. It may even burn calories too!

Just in case you don't know any great jokes, why not gather up the family, whip up a few sweet treats to eat and make it movie night with one or two hilarious movies in honor of National Tell a Joke Day?

20 Funny Movies That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

  • Vacation

  • Airplane

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

  • Uncle Buck

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

  • Tootsie

  • Mrs. Doubtfire

  • Home Alone

  • Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

  • The Naked Gun

  • Austin Powers

  • Blazing Saddles

  • Dumb and Dumber

  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

  • Caddyshack

  • What About Bob?

  • Groundhog Day

  • Raising Arizona

  • Ice Age

  • Shrek

And speaking of good cheer, August 16 is also National Bratwurst Day and National Rum Day! Cheers!

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