Sometimes, Anderson Cooper just gets a bad case of the giggles - on national television.
The latest gigglefest occurred this week on his CNN show Anderson Cooper 360 during the nightly 'RidicuList' segment. He was talking about Dyngus Day, a Polish-American celebration marking the end of Lent.
One of the traditions is girls striking boys with a pussy willow branch and that is what got Cooper giggling. At first just a little bit as he tried to maintain his composure.
But it was soon clear that he was going to completely lose it.