Humor is any one person's perception of what is funny, witty, or amusing. Humor is subjective; what is riotously funny to one person may be downright offensive to others. Humor is so powerful that it is even used by some in the medical community as a remedy for ills. Humor therapy has even been touted as a treatment for cancer patients. It has long been espoused that laughter, a byproduct of humor, is the best medicine and it now appears that idiom is being put into practice.Humor’s effect on the human countenance is so strong that it causes mood enhancement, reduces stress levels, and in general promotes an environment that stimulates better health and overall well-being. Some incidences are not inherently humorous at that moment but become more amusing in retrospect over time. But where did humor come from?This book is an essay about the history of humor; a second version of the book also exists that includes over a dozen humor stories and essays. To find that book, simply type "History of Funny."