Why are yawns so contagious? If I see somebody yawn or am talking about yawning I always end up yawning. Some of you may be yawning right now just reading this. I have never understood that at all.

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Wed, 11/30/2011 - 10:30pm


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Sat, 02/26/2011 - 1:34am
AyoNikkAY Says:

NO LIE, as I was waiting for this to load I yawned.
GTFO of my mind, man!

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 8:28pm

Your mom yawned while she was waiting for my load OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH
It's a joke. We like to have fun here.

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 9:12pm

Sounds a lot like Penn State. I'm joking. We like to have fun here.

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 9:41pm

coconut head, youre my favorite highdea-commenter. hands down

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 11:00pm
Codstoner Says:

....2 penn state coaches walk into a butt.

 
 
Thu, 12/01/2011 - 1:16am

When I read your post, I thought it said "waiting for this load", as in waiting for some dude to ejaculate. lol

 
 
Fri, 03/04/2011 - 8:53pm
cisco_kid Says:
 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 8:34pm
 
 
Tue, 11/29/2011 - 3:51am

haha ive been asking myself that question for years

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 1:52am
kate515 Says:
 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 1:53am

some people think it's survival based. I see you take in a larger amount of oxygen and subconsciously compete with you for that oxygen wrongly assuming there's only so much to go around.

 
 
Thu, 12/01/2011 - 12:03am
Per1phery Says:

It's actually because our brains are lacking oxygen, which explains why we usually only yawn when we're bored or tired. And whenever someone sees someone else yawn, it's as if they feel their brain needs oxygen, too. It's like a domino placebo effect.

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 7:21pm
Val Says:

Its due to Mirror Neurons. Its basically the same principle as why when someone smiles you feel like smiling too

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 10:25pm
Per1phery Says:

Speaking of mirrors, if you saw yourself yawn if front of a mirror, would you keep yawning until you looked away?

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 11:16pm
Dwait Says:
 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 7:32pm
 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 8:13pm
StupidName Says:

I just yawned.
and i do believe Val is correct

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 8:27pm
 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 8:28pm

You know the thing that is more contagious then yawning? SMILING:D

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 8:44pm
 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 8:47pm

for some reason, no matter how bad i need to i can never yawn stoned

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 9:05pm
bongrip Says:
 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 9:07pm
brutis Says:

you made me yawn and now my eyes are all watery and glassy. you beesterd (pronounce it like peter griffin).

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 11:29pm
 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 9:08pm

i smack people in the face when they yawn and go "stop it... stop it"

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 10:45pm
 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 10:11pm

Dude I know, my fuckn dog yawned today and it made me yawn.

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 10:34pm

I wish sneezes were. Sneezes feel so much better.

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 10:38pm

Im bein strait out serious, i just fucking yawned :D

 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 10:44pm
HERBASAURS Says:
 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 10:45pm
 
 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 11:10pm
dayfox Says:
 
 
Thu, 12/01/2011 - 2:15am

I once read that yawning was a leftover primal way of communication. Like, it used to be a way of linkning up to the people around you. It was fuckin' crazy.

 
 
Thu, 12/01/2011 - 3:17am
Ummmberto Says: