You Now Have Scientific Permission to Laugh at Stupid Videos

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Trying to explain why something is funny almost intrinsically makes said thing unfunny. It just is,okay? And yet, researchers still try to put this stuff into words and charts. In this case, the words they chose were the “benign violation” theory of humor.

According to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, this theory breaks humor into two parts. The first is the funny element, or the “violation.” X action is unexpected or wrong. But it does not have a harmful effect; it is “benign.” Therefore, you can enjoy it for all its idiotic, random, and possibly crass hilarity. It’s a one-two punch of stupid humor.

 Now, because science demands evidence, watch these dumb videos that prove the theory of benign violation is legitimate:

The violation is that unexpected seal, who is benign because he’s simply swimming.

The violation is the turtle talk, which is benign because it’s adorable.

The violation is the little girl’s demonic laugh, which is benign because she’s a little girl.

The violation is the ghost, which is benign because it’s definitely not a ghost.

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