Mark Manuel

Mark Manuel

Mark Manuel can be heard in the Quad Cities on 101-3 KISS-FM and BIG 106.5, as well as in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids on 100.7 The Fox. Thanks for...Full Bio


You Really CAN Die Laughing! Who Knew?!?

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We’ve all heard somebody at some point say they thought something was so funny that they thought they might “die laughing.” Well, no joke, that can actually happen! Here’s how: 

  • Ruptured Brain Aneurysm – If you happen to be unknowingly walking around with an aneurysm in your brain, one good laugh could make it rupture, and you’re a goner
  • Asthma Attack – Hard laughing can lead to hyperventilation…and that’s a problem if you’re asthmatic and forgot your inhaler
  • Gelastic Seizure – Laughing uncontrollably could be a sign of gelastic epilepsy. It’s rare, though, with 1-in-1,000 kids suffering from it
  • Suffocation – If someone isn’t taking enough oxygen in during their laughing fit, there could be a risk of asphyxiation or even cardiac arrest 

So, be hysterical at your own risk.

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