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World longest laugh record holder Belachew Girma brings laughter to Ethiopians

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05/31/12

  10:57:29 pm, by admin, 221 words  
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World longest laugh record holder Belachew Girma brings laughter to Ethiopians

World longest laugh record holder Belachew Girma brings laughter to Ethiopians

Source: SABC

World longest laugh record holder is teaching Ethiopians how to laugh away their sorrows. Belachew Girma is the World Laughter Master. He gained his title after laughing for three hours and six minutes and thereby setting an unofficial world record.

Today, he runs a laughter academy for those who would like to learn to laugh as heartily as he does.

Twenty years ago, however, he himself had little to laugh about. After losing his wife to HIV, he became an alcoholic and a Khat addict. His life felt hopeless and lonely.

He says it all changed after he read a book about laughing on cue and learned how to laugh for no particular reason.

"A man is no poorer if he can still laugh. So, when we say 'If somebody laughs, he is no more poor', it means, laughing by itself avoids poor spirit. And it motivates for productivity and for working. It encourages," Girma says.

He established the first laughter school in Africa in order to teach people to laugh regardless of the problems around them. Every Saturday evening, Girma and his students meet on a rooftop of a four story building in Addis Ababa to practice laughing on cue.

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Comment from: tesema_melketo [Member]  
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tesema_melketo

Ato Belachew my good friend you are a man of hope.continue your humanitarian activity.MAY Jesus bless you.

05/31/12 @ 23:39
Comment from: KC [Visitor]
KC

I thought the sign by the international Airports says
“SMILE YOU ARE IN Ethiopia , ADDIS or some other Ethiopian town”
because Ethiopians know how to laugh more than others.
That was twenty years ago I guess the sign was put when Ethiopians were smiling. Twenty years later ,the new generation are being thought to laugh .IMAGIME THAT!!
LAUGHTER IS NATURAL EMOTIONAL RESPONSE WHICH CAN NOT BE THOUGHT BY NOONE.Unless whoever is teaching you is teaching you how to fake it or how to laugh after him since laughter is contagious. When someone laughs at the time of his laughing everybody can laugh after him. That don’t mean it is because he is teaching how to laugh .It is just because laughter is contagious.Kids don’t laugh nomore like the oldere Ethiopian generations used to laugh when they were young children . Why? I

05/31/12 @ 23:42
Comment from: C'est moi senait [Visitor]
C'est moi senait

laughs is gone from today Ethiopia because of so many flies and Anbeta in the air and the pure and true Ethiopians avoid to open their mouth because of weyannes with flies roaming around their face might infect them with decease . Better not to laugh or infect with their TBC…..

06/01/12 @ 01:18
Comment from: Andom [Visitor]
Andom

@ Cest moi Senait:

I agree that laugh has gone away from poor Ethiopia for a while, but reasons that I thought were poles apart from that of yours. As to me first and foremost comes the red terror that was executed by your dad and uncles to annihilate that beautiful generation from the face of the earth. And second, the HIV/AIDS epidemics that the Amhara women spread throughout the country. Thanks for this very man who is creatively working hard to bring our laughs back. Please enjoy the pain of our chuckle! But don’t forget to close your mouth, as flies are where most Amharas are.

Bu the way, we got no problem with Anbeta as Mosses ate them while in Sinai. Do you hate Mosses too or was he filthy? I hope you are not gonna mess up with him as he has the key to the incinerator. Ours is just Maekelawi. Hake!


06/01/12 @ 02:53
Comment from: Heny [Visitor]
Heny

Belachew Girma brings laughter to Ethiopians??

No Ethiopians are laughing people even thought hey most are poor. It is an inherent behavior of human beings and particularly Ethiopians. What amazes me is people in Ethiopia (poor people) laugh more than the richest people in the country am living at. Whata a paradox.


06/01/12 @ 04:50
Comment from: Wetu Enewta [Visitor]
Wetu Enewta

C’est moi senait

These pages wouldn’t be the same without your comments–silly and absurd as they are. In a way, you are the comedian that keeps these pages a bit tolerable for those who seek an insight into alternative opinions. Perhaps you should open an alternative school for comedy-challenged individuals near Meskel Square. Let the laughter begin!

06/01/12 @ 11:07
Comment from: Yirgacheffee [Visitor]
Yirgacheffee

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I think Al Mariam holds the world’s longest cry-aby record. TEDDY is runner up for second place.
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06/01/12 @ 12:08
Comment from: meti [Visitor]
meti

Andom?
Go back and look your history, Amhara women are known for their beauty and courageous did in their coutry. Azeb is enough to say woyane women are the cancer of our coutry. hodam woyane!

06/01/12 @ 12:45
Comment from: elcad [Visitor]
elcad

I almost cried … in laughter…

Heny –
The petit tebtaba Woyane slut!
Listen little Moron … the only people who are laughing all the way to the bank are your masters and you their boot licker. The rest laughs in bitterness … but trust me the day will come when all of us laugh in joy, when our nation becomes free of you the venomous snakes.

06/01/12 @ 13:01
Comment from: muammar gaddafi [Visitor]  
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muammar gaddafi

The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache like melese zenawi

Laugh
You would laugh when you come across the following:
1. Sum1 who can’t type proprly. lol!
2. When you win the lottery for the 67th time.

Everything is funny , Belachew Girma if you can laugh at it

06/01/12 @ 14:17
Comment from: abdu kamar [Visitor]  
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abdu kamar

Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it. this true

here is laugh guys

an elephant and a camel meet on a road:

Elephantl: Say, why is it you camels have your breasts on your back?

The camel pauses for a mimute….

Camel: That’s an unusual question coming from someone who has a dick on his face…
the moral of the joke is this: camels are sexier than elephants!

06/01/12 @ 14:27
Comment from: muammar gaddafi [Visitor]  
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muammar gaddafi

someones gunna lose a tractor! (funny joke)

man 1)what did the farmer say when he lost his tractor?

man 2)wheres my tractor! (not funny joke)

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it
like Belachew Girma

06/01/12 @ 14:58
Comment from: ABDU KAMAR [Visitor]  
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ABDU KAMAR

Funny things that make funny people laugh.
a good joke

Two muffins sat in an oven. one muffin says to the other muffin:
Boy, it’s hot in here, and the other muffin says, holy shit! a talking muffin!”
hahaha


06/01/12 @ 15:09
Comment from: muammar gaddafi [Visitor]  
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muammar gaddafi

There’s an old joke - um… two elderly man are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of ‘em says, “Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.” The other one says, “Yeah, I know; and such small portions.” Well, that’s essentially how I feel about life - full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it’s all over much too quickly

06/01/12 @ 15:15
Comment from: muammar gaddafi [Visitor]  
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muammar gaddafi

Knock Knock. Who’s there? The Truth. No joke

It reminds me of that old joke- you know, a guy walks into a psychiatrist’s office and says, hey doc, my brother’s crazy! He thinks he’s a chicken. Then the doc says, why don’t you turn him in? Then the guy says, I would but I need the eggs. I guess that’s how I feel about relationships. They’re totally crazy, irrational, and absurd, but we keep going through it because we need the eggs

06/01/12 @ 15:23

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