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We’re Not Joking: Fort Worth Is The Country's Least Funny City

This is no joke: Fort Worth is the least funny big city in the country.Yes, scholars have researched the topic and have even produced a book showcasing their work: The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny by Peter McGraw and Joel Warner.They surveyed the 50 biggest cities in the country. They say they discovered that humor has a “local flavor” – what’s funny in Dallas might not be as hilarious in Chicago.Fort Worth isn't too funny for words. Cowtown ranked dead last on a list that ranks the funniness of the 50 cities. Arlington, you’re a bit funnier, but not by much. Arlington placed No. 46 on the list.

Residents Opposed To White Rock Lake Restaurant Proposal Unload On Developers

Residents near Dallas’ White Rock Lake unloaded on developers Tuesday night as they pitched their plan for building a restaurant in the park at a location known as Boy Scout Hill.

Breakthroughs: Health, Science and Technology
Class of 17: Education
Nation/World

Watch: Young Baseball Fan Learns About The Pain Of Defeat

The Cubs blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning against the Diamondbacks, teaching a boy a hard lesson on losing.

Art&Seek

Flickr Photo Of The Week

Congratulations to Michael Tooke of Coppell, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest!

Krys Boyd
Think
CURRENTLY ON THINK:
  • How Animals Became Pets

    Hour 1: Dogs and cats have become a major part of our families, but how did that happen? We’ll speak with “Science” deputy editor David Grimm about his new book “Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs” about how they evolved into becoming so valuable in our every day lives.

  • Little Cabin In The Woods

    Hour 2: Most of us think bigger is better when it comes to home size, but that may not always be the best solution for everyone. We’ll spend the hour talking with Dee Williams, author of “The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir” about the benefits to living in a small home.

Lee Cullum
CEO
CURRENTLY ON CEO:
  • Randy Watson, Justin Brands

    Randy Watson, CEO of Justin Brands, traces the company’s history from boots sold to cowboys on the Chisholm Trail to shipments today around the globe.