Forget, for a moment, the Daily Mail. What would we do without Readers Digest? Once you get over your shock at knowing that it still exists you can turn your attention to its report on the latest in cognitive science.
We are all dying to know the latest from cognitive science. A journal called Cognitive Processing has run a test. It has discovered that your ability to laugh at sick jokes shows that you have a high IQ, lower aggressiveness and are better able to shield yourself from negative feelings.
Instead of running yet another idiot test to tell you how smart you are, you can test yourself by reading the following jokes. You probably do well to keep the results to yourself.
The story begins with this one:
A man walks into a rooftop bar and takes a seat next to another guy. “What are you drinking?” he asks the guy.
“Magic beer,” he says.
“Oh, yeah? What’s so magical about it?”
Then he shows him: He swigs some beer, dives off the roof, flies around the building, then finally returns to his seat with a triumphant smile.
“Amazing!” the man says. “Lemme try some of that!” The man grabs the beer. He downs it, leaps off the roof —and plummets 15 stories to the ground.
The bartender shakes his head. “You know, you’re a real jerk when you’re drunk, Superman.”
Q: What has four legs and one arm?
A: A happy pit bull.
Q: Why don’t cannibals eat clowns?
A: Because they taste funny.
If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.