Top Ten Situations that are Hard to Be in Without Laughing

We laugh every single day, even if it's only a tiny giggle or a full-on belly laugh. Imagine what it would be like to be told not to laugh at or during anything on this list...
The Top Ten
1 When Being Told Not to Laugh

Why is it that we seem to laugh more when someone says, "Stop laughing!"?

It only makes it even harder not to laugh.

2 When Being Tickled

Haha, I was beaten to the punch! If this wasn't an option, I was going to add it. I'm quite tickled that being tickled was in the original 10!

I've never really experienced this, but from all the videos, stories, and pictures I look at, typically if you're being tickled, you will be giving out some laughs!

Way too difficult for me. I couldn't NOT laugh, even if my life depended on it.

3 When Observing a Minutes' Silence
4 When You Hear Funny Laughter from Someone Else

I have been told that it's very easy to make me laugh, and if I think about it, it's true. But the thing that makes me laugh the most is when I hear someone else's hilarious, yet contagious, laughter nearby. I just can't stop myself, and I laugh so hard that I feel a six-pack coming on.

I always start laughing when I hear Mary Murphy's laughter (she is a judge on the American dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance).

Some people's laughter is so funny! The utter variations of laughter make it impossible not to laugh yourself. It's too infectious!

5 When Trying to Keep a Straight Face During a Prank
6 When in a Stare-Off
7 When Someone Says "It's Not Funny!"

It IS funny and makes me laugh even harder.

8 When Watching Your Favourite Comedy or Stand-Up Comedian
9 When You Hear a Particularly Funny Word

I'm not going to give an example of mine. I'm sure you all know what particular word starts me off...

I don't know why, but the word moist gets me laughing every time.

10 When You See Someone Trip Up

Some guy: *trips and falls*
Me: *points* Haha! Watch where you're going!
Me: *also trips and falls* Ow! Aww, it's not funny anymore!

It's never not funny to see a fat guy fall.

The Contenders
11 When Watching Bad Auditions On TV

Like those videos about mean and bad contestants on The X Factor!

12 When Having Thoughts About Something Funny During an Inappropriate Time

That is SO relatable! Whenever I'm trying to have an important conversation with an adult or a friend, some funny thought from, like, "look at this dude," goes through my mind. I have to force myself, literally FORCE myself, not to smile. Otherwise, the person I'm talking with is going to think I'm laughing at what they're explaining.

Also, sometimes when I used to sit at the very front of my old church, the priest would stand right in front of me and talk or sing in this loud, booming voice. I'd have to look down so I wouldn't laugh and could keep a straight face. Because literally, all I ever do is laugh at other people's laughs or at something in my head.

13 When Reading This List
14 When Watching People Trying Not to Laugh
15 When Prank Calling
16 When Someone Gets a Hit in the Crotch
17 When Someone Gets Hurt in a Stupid Way
18 When Someone Plays Recorder Terribly
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