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Three theories of humour

By Tom Chatfield  

To celebrate the October launch of Jim Holt’s Stop Me If You’ve Heard This (Profile)—a history of jokes, their origins and causes—Jim has written a pithy 800 words for us in his old “Speculations” slot about three theories of humour, the end of the world, and what chimps laugh at. You can read it here: and we hope you’ll contribute as wittily as you see fit on the blog below.

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