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Search for lost laughter in Glum Britain.

A TOP psychologist is searching for Britain's biggest laugh - because he fears the nation has lost its sense of humour.

Dr David Lewis, a stress management expert, organised the competition as part of the first National Laughter Week, which started yesterday.

He said: ''GB stands for Glum Britain, not Great Britain, these days. It's a serious problem.

''A good belly laugh releases chemicals into the blood stream that make you happier, oxygenates the body and gives your whole body a massage from within.

''It reduces stress and helps you live longer.

''To provide a good example of what such health-giving laughter sounds like, we are looking for Britain's best laugher. A person with the kind of laugh that makes you want to join in."

Judging the competition is London Comedy Store boss Don Ward.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jul 20, 1999
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