Amusement is the state of experiencing humorous and usually entertaining events or situations, and is associated with enjoyment, happiness, laughter and pleasure. The word "Amuse" is so named from the opposite of "Muse" -to learn or to think.
Humans will typically laugh or smile to display amusement. For most people at some time, situations which would normally elicit amusement may not always have the same effect, due to various reasons such as one's state of mind. People with certain disorders or disabilities may sometimes appear to experience amusement without an obvious cause or reason.
Although various animals may be perceived as experiencing amusement, this may simply be a case of anthropomorphism. Interpretations of "amusement" may be attributed to animals that do not behave as expected, such as where an animal runs instead of walks, or becomes more alert. Other animals such as dogs may wag their tails or spin around, birds may chirp more loudly or frequently, while racoons or bears may not react at all.
However, there are instances of animals reportedly, "playing jokes" on other animals or humans. While they may not show any outward signs of amusement, it would seem as if there is no other explanation.
Amusement is the state of experiencing humorous and usually entertaining events or situations, and is associated with enjoyment, happiness, laughter and pleasure.
Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).
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Once you reach your destination you may be wanting some Amusement. While visiting the museum and art gallery is all very well for the culturally inclined, some need a little more excitement in their lives. If you're the sort of person who finds climbing to the top of a tall building to only look at the view a rather pointless exercise, started to wonder what else you could do from such a great height and then wished you could jump off, rather than walk back down the stairs, then consider these travel ideas.
If you have ever considered leaping off a tall building in a single bound, but been afraid because of the stop at the end of the fall, consider;
Want to wash your hair? Leap off a tall bridge with a rubber band tied round your ankles! Well that seems to be the concept of a bungy jump....
It is all very well to go some place for just one ride, but what if they were all collected together in one place, then you could go on ride, after ride, after ride....
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