"This is like an episode of 'Tom and Jerry,'" commented one social media user of the chemistry between the two.
Life's daily stress can take a toll on relationships. Managing kids, bills, taxes, and workplace problems all add up to the stress. There's a simple solution to this—laughter. It is rightly said that couples who laugh together stay together.
Humor is the master key to unlocking happiness. A good hearty laugh now and then can keep our relationships alive.
Most people wish their partners would have a great sense of humor. Couples who share a quirky sense of humor can resolve conflicts faster.
Psychologists believe that humor is an attractive trait. You are likely to rank high on relationship parameters if you are funny. Who doesn't like to lighten the burdens of life?
A video posted by a Reddit user @jocewin shows a couple who sure know how to enjoy a big laugh. In the video, a woman challenges her partner to a new online fitness trend. The man seems like a fitness freak because he looks prepared for the challenge. He has no idea that it is a prank.
The man sits with his hands crossed across his chest as a plastic bottle hangs from a rope in front of him. The challenge is to do free-hand sit-ups while the bottle swings back and forth, without getting hit by it.
Further in the video, the guy continues to perform sit-ups when the girl brings a bowl full of flour and silently puts it under where his head would be when he goes down. Unaware of the trap set behind his back, the guy's head goes straight into the flour bowl, sending the powder all over his face. That's not all. When he gets up, his eyes and face all covered in flour, he gets hit by the swinging bottle on his forehead.
The video ends with the guy lying down, and the girl laughing out loud.
Jeffrey Hall's research from the University of Kansas observed 15,000 participants over 30 years on how humor affects their relationships. Hall's study concluded that couples with a similar sense of humor have stronger bonds, reported The Academic Minute.
According to Hall, wanting a partner with a sense of humor is a broad concept. "That people think you are funny or you can make a joke out of anything is not strongly related to relationship satisfaction... What is strongly related to relationship satisfaction is the humor that couples create together."
The video was shared with the ContagiousLaughter community on Reddit. The post gathered 72k views and many reacted to it. Reddit user @Glitterysparkleshine commented: "This is like an episode of Tom and Jerry." Another Reddit user, @itwillhappen_trustme, said, "That's a double blow."
@Ok_Dog_4059 enjoyed the prank and said, "The fact he forgot to dodge the bottle was the cherry on top of a good prank." @AcerTravelMate was reminded of the legendary sitcom, Friends. He wrote, "Reminds of [the] Friends episode, 'You were supposed to duck.'"