Fact #1122: One theory on why we are ticklish is that is serves as a mechanism for developing combat skills. Most often practiced from parent to child, tickling activates vulnerable areas on the body, causing a defensive reaction, while producing laughter that encourages the “attacker” to continue, allowing the “defender” to gain practice.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tickling#Purpose

 

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