It’s said that “laughter is the best medicine” and it seems research confirms the claim. According to a 2009 study conducted by cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, laughter may prevent heart disease.
The study indicated that people with heart disease laughed less than people without heart disease. The results could have important implications in countries like the U.S. where heart disease is the No. 1 killer. If you’re having trouble finding a reason to laugh, maybe it’s time to download an app that will make you giggle.
Here are five free funny apps to help boost your daily laugh regimen and, perhaps, reduce your risk of heart disease.
Break is truly the funny bone of video phone apps and is guaranteed to make you chuckle. More than just a collection of comedic videos, the Break app also allows you to watch videos of hilarious pranks, crazy stunts, epic fails and photo galleries loaded with amazingly funny pictures. Break is available for the iPhone and iPod touch.
The Onion is “America’s finest news source” for some not-so-hard-hitting and not-so-real news.The Onion app contains print articles along with online audio and video published on the satirical news site. It may not keep you well-informed, but all the silly satire will certainly make you giggle. This app allows you to watch the entire Onion video library in HD, access the full Onion archives dating back to 1783 and save an unlimited number of your favorite stories. It includes features like the “Shake For News” mode and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Action Movie FX was named Apple’s top iPhone app of the year in 2012. If you are an aspiring movie maker you’ll have tons of fun with this interactive app in which all special effects are filmed in HD. You won’t win an Academy Award, but the videos you shoot will generate lots of laughter.
Have you ever wanted to shoot sidewinder missiles at the car that cut you off? Imagine your boss in toy-size. You can shoot him that way and watch as everyone towers over him.
Action Movie FX allows you to add big-budget Hollywood special effects to iPhone and iPad videos such as “Star Trek Into Darkness FX” (Phaser Fight, Enterprise Flyby and Photon Torpedoes), as well “Avalanche,” “Demolition Rock” and “Alien Burst.” Action Movie FX is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod.
This hilarious app has over 2,000,000 downloads and for good reason! It’s easy to use and you get amazing results. Start with pictures you have of your family, friends, pets, whatever. Just record an audio track and you’re well on your way to producing a funny animation.
The app does all the work and figures out what mouth movements to make based on your audio. Add accessories (hats, glasses, mustaches, etc) and then easily share the result. It’s like having your very own JibJab production studio!
18,000 Cool Jokes is one of the most popular and best joke apps available. With access to more than 18.000 hand-picked jokes, you don’t need to browse the internet to get a few laughs. Forty-nine categories mean there is a joke to accommodate everyone’s taste. If there is a joke you don’t like set the filter so you don’t see it.
You also can filter jokes by topics and rating. Download 18,000 Jokes on your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
Guest Author: Blanche Burns – when she is not reporting on the latest mobile technology, Blanche keeps busy on social media.
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