Ever had a fit of the giggles you just can't stop?

@muscare (3069)
Australia
May 26, 2007 4:22am CST
I know when I was younger, and when I got over tired, I would see or hear something funny, and start giggling about it. But could I stop? Not at all. It is embarrassing when it happens, and can be contagious. I'm sure everyone has had this happen before. Care to share? Does it happen often, and do you ever really remeber what set you going in the first place?
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@arsena (293)
• Germany
27 May 07
YEs, this happened to me too. It was somehow emarassing because all the others were stearing at me:). Some times it is happening that only me laugh and quite louad:) and the rest are serious.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
27 May 07
You sound a lot like my wife. She'll often have a sudden, loud outburst at something funny, and everyone looks at her. At least you are both very happy at the time!
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
26 May 07
LOL yeah I know what you are talking about, happened a lot while I were younger, now it dosen't happen all that often. However it cal still happen if I watch live stand up or something like that.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
26 May 07
Yes, it only ever happens to me nowadays when I really am suffering lack of sleep, and usually it's only after my wife has already started the ball rolling by giggling uncontrollably herself!
@rb200406 (1825)
• India
26 May 07
I use to have such laughing fits earlier.I used to laugh so much that i wasfamous for that.It has eventually reduced but still it is there.Once in school there was a boy who used to pass on comment at the back of mine.Once he did the same in front of teacher i started laughing.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
26 May 07
So, you were the one everyone tried to get to laugh! They didn't have to try to hard from the sounds of it!! Was worse in school, especially if the teacher told you to quit it!
26 May 07
I frequently end up in fits of giggles, particularly when I am out with friends. Silly things can set off the giggles, but once I start I can't stop. I have ended up crying with laughter on occasion, as have all my friends.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
26 May 07
I think it is worse with a group of like minded friends. The thing with close people is that they really know what can set you off, and will use it well!
• Melbourne, Australia
26 May 07
I was told a really bad joke one day...I think my mum told me it...and I was so amused by the fact is was really really bad that I could not stop laughing. Everytime I looked at her I would start up again. It was really hard to stop. I don't know why though, I wish I had just shut my eyes for a while but I found it so hard to forget how bad it was
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
26 May 07
I think that is funny in itself, that you got the giggles about a joke that was bad!! Still, if your mother thought it was funny, even though it wasn't, I can see the humour in it!
@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
26 May 07
I have had some uncontrollable fits of laughter, and my, they're embarassing! When I'm on it, I really try to erase from my memory that incident which makes me laugh so as to control the laughter. Imagine, there were times that I laugh alone; people stared at me as if I'm some kind of nuts! There were even times that while talking to a friend the funny incident just flashed my mind, and there....laughter that cannot be controlled. My friend may have felt insulted especially if the conversation was not funny. But of course, this does not happen more often, and like you, was common when I was younger...
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
26 May 07
Yes, it isn't so good when you think you've put the funny thing out of your mind, only to have something bring it back while you are talking seriously to someone. I sure they think you've suddenly gone whacko!!