I was sitting at my desk, engrossed in a project, when I poured myself some Snapple iced tea. From the corner of my eye, I noticed the "Snapple Fact" printed beneath the bottle's cap, and for a reason I'm still unsure of, I took a moment to read the following piece of trivia:

Snapple Fact #831: Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

Pretty neat piece of information.

(The only thing I have to add to it is that I'm certain that parents of six-year-olds laugh much more than people who are not parents of children in that age group. And the more time parents spend with their children, the more they laugh...)

But why? Why do children laugh so much more often than their adult counterparts?

I think that perhaps it's because kids read more Snapple caps than adults, who are too busy with what they are doing to be bothered to take notice.