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The ingredients of a healthy mammalian tear include (aside from sadness):

1. Water

2. Mucin

3. Lipids

4. Lysozyme

5. Lactoferrin

6. Lipocalin

7. Lacritin

8. Immunoglobulins

9. Glucose

10. Urea

11. Sodium

12. Potassium

Interestingly, the chemical composition of a tear can differ based on type. Emotional tears differ from tears produced as a reaction to eye irritation.

Curtain Calls

Martin the Elder, the King of Aragon, reportedly died in 1410 from a combined bout of indigestion and uncontrolled laughter, also known as "fatal hilarity," but more likely cardiac arrest or asphyxiation.

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