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It's not often that we pose questions like this to you, honored readers, and to be frank, we can't answer this one. However, some really smart physicists and their state-of-the-art machines are exploring the issue, and from the look of it this baffling notion might just be true.

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Everyone's going nuts for functional MRI in research circles these days, it seems. Why, a bunch of wacky neuroscientists from Dartmouth College have even used the technology to study what happens when we humans find something funny.

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