Remembering the red nose

I remember when I was kid, I used to have a plastic ball like toy that used to fit on my nose. I never actually knew what it was for. It was just a fun thingymagica for me then. I was looking through a family album. I found a photo with my bro and I with red noses. I really wanted to know what this was all about and found a whole timeline on the different kinds of ‘red nose’.

Red Nose Day is on Friday 18th March. It’s a day like no other when the whole country gets together to do something funny for money and change countless lives in the process.  It all culminates in a night of cracking TV on the BBC with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment.  All the fun and mayhem helps to raise cash and transform lives across the UK and Africa.

Since the first ever Red Nose Day in 1988,  nearly 60 million Red Noses have been sold.

1988 – Red and round, the first ever Red Nose was a big hit.

1989 – The second Red Nose was a bit like the first Red Nose, and it flew off the shelves.

1991 – The Stonker was the Red Nose with hands.

1993 – The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes was helped along by The Tomato Nose.

1995 – The colour-changing Red Nose was all the rage.

1997 – This time it was red, round and furry, looking more like a Red Carnation flower.

1999 – The Big Red Hooter was the first Nose to make a noise and had specks of glitter to boot.

2001 – It was the year we all said ‘Pants to Poverty’ and the Whoopee Nose blew everyone away with a funny face.

2003 – The Big Hairy Nose inspired everyone to go hair-raising-mad to raise cash and help change lives.

2005 – It was Big Hair and Beyond with the multi-coloured koosh hair Nose.

2007 – We went bigger than ever before with the Nose that Grows.

2009 – For the first time ever there were three characters to collect with This One, That One and The Other One.

2011 – Meet our monster Noses: Honkus, Chucklechomp and Captain Conk.

Red Nose Day is a day like no other when the whole country gets together to do something funny for money and change countless lives in the process.

It all culminates in a night of cracking TV on the BBC with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment.

And the best bit? All the fun and mayhem helps to raise cash and transform lives across the UK and Africa.

It’s always difficult to make people laugh, but it’s not impossible. I love watching sitcoms and comical movies or shows to improve my bad moods.

For more info on Red Nose and Red Nose day visit the following link.

http://www.rednoseday.com/

I would like to end off this post with some facts.

1. Laughing 100 times roughly equals 15 minutes on an exercise bike? Vigorous laughter increases the heart rate deepens the breathing rate, and uses muscles in the face, stomach, and diaphragm.

2. Aside from improving our moods, laughter can reduce stress, help fight infection, and reduce pain.

3. The levels of two stress hormones, cortisol and epinephrine which suppress the body’s immune system, will actually drop after a dose of laughter.

4. Laughter causes positive changes in brain chemistry by releasing endorphins, and it brings more oxygen into the body with the deeper inhalations.

5. Laughter releases anger, fear, guilt, anxiety and tension.

6. Laughter encourages concentration on “right” attitudes rather than “wrong” attitudes.

7. Higher levels of an antibody (salivary immunoglobulin A) that fights infectious organisms entering the respiratory tract were found in the saliva of people who watched humorous videos or experienced good moods.

8. Researchers found after watching an hour-long video of slapstick comedy that the “natural killer cells,” which seek out and destroy malignant cells, more actively attacked tumor cells in test tubes. And these effects lasted up to 12 hours.

9. The 1998 movie Patch Adams told the real-life story of a nonconformist doctor convinced that fun, play, and clowns are important in improving patients’ quality of life in a grim hospital atmosphere.

 Laughter thereapy is introduced for anger management and it is helpful to de-stress from our daily work atmosphere.

Keep laughing!!

Prad 🙂

 

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