Best fun and humor apps for Android

May 7, 2012
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    Humor is the best medicine. It may sound cheesy, but experts agree that laughter can improve job performance, increase our tolerance to discomfort, and can be the effective glue that keeps marriages together. The fact is, we need laughter in our daily lives. Can you imagine taking everything seriously? You won’t only be putting clowns out of business but also decreasing stress, as well as chances of getting sick.

    Take a break and have a few laughs with friends. If you’re still stuck in the middle of a horrible work week, why don’t you spend a few minutes of each day collecting good jokes to tell your buddies during the weekend? You can also take some time off to play a game to make you grin. Stuff your Android device with things that’ll help you laugh away the stress. We’ve put together a list of 10 fun and humorous Android apps for you and your device.

    Funny Facts Free 8000+

    Whoever said that humor had to be nonsensical? Strike up a conversation with your friends, family or total strangers with Funny Facts Free 8000+. This app gives you access to some of the funniest but most interesting facts out there. Browse using categories such as the human body, nature, science, statistics, interesting, celebrities, world records, strange laws, and sex. You’re sure to have a fun fact for every occasion. You can navigate Funny Facts Free 8000+ using your touch screen. Swipe to the right to see the next fun fact and swipe downwards to go to a random fact. Not only will you be learning more, but you’ll be doing it laughing! There seem to be a few grammatical errors present in the facts, but they shouldn’t detract from your reading and enjoyment. Funny Facts Free 8000+ is available for free on the Google Play Store. Download it for your device and you’ll never have a dull conversation again.

    Funny Jokes

    If you’re afraid your own jokes don’t pack a lot of punch, Funny Jokes can help you out. Browse through categories like Chuck Norris, Yo Mamma, dirty jokes, blonde jokes, riddles, and more. You can share any jokes you find with your friends in person or, if you can’t wait, SMS or e-mail the joke to them. You can even post the jokes up on Twitter or Facebook. Of course, some jokes can be offensive. There are a number of jokes that contain profanity, racism, sexism, and dark humor so exercise caution when you share these jokes. You wouldn’t want your child walking away excitedly to share the new bad word they learned or one of your coworkers getting offended. The app seems to have an issue with force closing but if you aren’t discouraged by that, download Funny Jokes for your Android device today and share these jokes with your friends.

    Funny Test

    Entertain yourself by solving Funny Test’s tricky questions. Also called the Moron Test and Stupidity Test, you’ll be thinking for hours on how to solve the problems the app provides you. Keep your mind sharp but at the same time, learn to laugh about things. Funny Test has a collection of logical and graphical puzzles. When you’re done solving all the problems of the Funny Test, hand your Android device to friends and family and see how they fare. You’ll have a great time laughing at the answers when you figure them out. Of course, from how difficult some of the problems may be, you may find yourself getting a bit angry. Make sure to keep calm and remember that you’re playing the game for fun. Funny Test is available on the Google Play Store for free. And if you feel like you’re getting lost on some of the questions, dig through the comments and feedback section of Funny Test’s Google Play Store entry. You might just find a few hints.

    Alchemy ~ Genetics

    Mix things up with Alchemy ~ Genetics. This app puts you in the role of a scientist and your job is to mix different types of animals together. Mix together an anchovy and a chicken to produce a golden carp. Put together a duck by combining a chicken and a beaver. You can even make a scorpion by combining an ant and a rat! Go nuts with all the possible combinations you can make. You’ll be surprised with what you can create in Alchemy ~ Genetics. The combinations don’t always make sense but the end results are always worth a good laugh. You start off with 4 animals and you can make as many as 500! If your interest is piqued, tap on the Wikipedia logo brings you to an animal’s Wikipedia entry so you can read up about them. Alchemy ~ Genetics is available on the Google Play Store for free.

    Fun Gallery

    If you’re feeling down and you want a quick pick me up, get Fun Gallery for your Android device. This application gives you access to the thousands of images that range from just plain funny to Facebook fails to auto-correct blunders. You’ll never have a dull moment in your day again. A new image is added every 5 minutes so whenever you’re feeling stressed out at work, take a few minutes to browse Fun Gallery and feel instantly better. If you find an image that’ll be sure to get you laughing, add it to your Favorites to view again later. Share what’s making your sides hurt from laughter; you can share your favorite funny images via Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, or even SMS. Recent updates for the app seem to have a small  bug: the app keeps opening a new browser every few seconds, detracting from the humorous experience and quickly going down the road of frustrating. Hopefully this issue will be resolved in future updates.

    Cracked Reader Lite

    If you’re not familiar with Cracked.com, then you’ve been living under a rock and you’re missing out on half of your life. Cracked.com is brimming with hilarious articles that really give you something to think about. They range anywhere from horror to how misogyny has been injected into us by society. If you’ve been holding back from reading Cracked.com on your Android device, you won’t have to anymore. Introducing Cracked Reader Lite, Cracked.com’s official reader app, that lets you access your favorite mind-blowing facts, pop culture analyses, and info-graphics right from your phone. It’s easy to navigate and pages load faster so you’ll never be bored on your train ride home, at the office or even on the toilet. Unfortunately, the app seems to have some technical problems. You can’t dig too deep into Cracked.com’s archives because, as some users report, only the 10 most recent articles released on the site can be viewed in the app; what’s more, there is no search function and no options for comments. If that doesn’t get you down, download Cracked Reader Lite free for your Android device today.

    Cheezburger Sites – LOL Images

    If you want even more images to laugh at, get Cheezeburger Sites – LOL Images. This app is one of the most popular viewers for the Cheezburger website and allows you to view images and captions from FailBlog, Failbook, Pundit Kitchen, ICanHasCheezburger, Engrish Funny, Autocomplete me, LOLCats, LOLDogs, DERP, Happy Chair, There I Fixed It, ROFL Razzi, and many more. You don’t have to wait for you to accidentally stumble across something funny; jump right into these hilarious images. With how infectious jokes are on the Internet, you wouldn’t want to be left behind. Study up using the this app and entertain your friends. The app hasn’t recently added more memes and hilarious image sites, but if you don’t find this small snag discouraging, download Cheezburger Sites – LOL Images today and ward away boredom. Cheezburger Sites – LOL Images is available on the Google Play Store for free.

    LOL Pics (Funny Pictures)

    Still want more funny pictures? Boasting an update of 200 funny images every day, LOL Pics offers access to several categories. Browse through categories like FAIL, Cutest App Ever, Photo Bombs, Redneck Pics, LOL Pets, Too Many Shots, and much more. You’ll never have a dull day wherever you are. LOL Pics even gives you the option to rate pics, comment on them, and share them with your friends. If you want to carry something to make you laugh with you all the time, LOL Pics lets you download the funny image of your choice onto your Android device. You’ll be eating your device’s battery up with how long you’ll be spending on LOL Pics. If you’ve got your own hilarious pictures that you’d like to share, create an account and upload it to show the rest of the world. LOL Pics is available at the moment for free for the next 10,000 people. Get it now while it’s still hot!

    Mood Scanner

    Just like it says on the tin, Mood Scanner is an app that tries to detect your mood via your mobile device’s touch screen. You don’t have to take this seriously, but you’ll be surprised at how many people do. Just like a mood ring, the Mood Scanner is packed with 80 different moods and feelings and has an icon to go with them. Show it off to your friends and have fun watching them try it out. Sometimes Mood Scanner can be pretty spot on, whether it’s because of an algorithm programmed into the app or because it’s just a coincidence. Mood Scanner works by asking you to place your thumb right on the spot on the screen. Give it a few moments and Mood Scanner will try to determine your mood. Mood Scanner may not be accurate but it’ll certainly function just as well as a gullibility measure. Mood Scanner is available, for free, on the Google Play Store.

    Force Saber of Light

    Release your inner geek and feel the Force! Turn your Android mobile device into a light saber! Star Wars fans, old and new, will love Force Saber of Light. You may not be cracking any jokes with this app but you’ll be feeling just like a Jedi. Start with choosing a colored crystal of your choice and then choose your hilt. Now swing your phone and hear it buzz just like the light sabers in the movies. Every time you choose a different colored crystal, Force Saber of Light will change the color of the light of your saber, as well. Make your experience complete by reciting lines from the Star Wars movies with your friends, cranking some of the movies’ signature theme songs at a high volume, and proceed to swing your phones at each other. Force Saber of Light is available for free from the Google Play Store. Being a Jedi, experience you shall. For your phone, the app, download today.

    Do yourself a favor. Whenever you’re sad, bored or stressed, pop open any of the apps we’ve listed and give yourself a few chuckles. Your body, and your stress levels, will thank you for it. If your favorite funny or humorous Android app wasn’t on the list, share it with us in the comments section.

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