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Divination by translating hysterical laughter into coherent terms.

Perhaps it was a carry-over from ancient oracles, where people inhaled natural gas from volcanic fissures and babbled incoherent utterances which gifted listeners interpreted as prophecies that determined the fate of nations.

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