When DNA deals one a face that some might say possesses a sort of perma-frown or scowl, one is often asked the following questions:
“What’s wrong?” or “Why are you so pissed?” or “Are you baked?”
Then one has to respond with a fake smile to appear halfway human and say, “No, nothing is wrong. I just have a face that doesn’t appear happy when it’s at rest.” The one inquiring then offers a half giggle and feels weird.
My mug just so happens to be one of these ambiguous faces, a trait for which I can thank my father, who hasn’t smiled since the Nixon administration. With all these years of producing false grins, I imagined I would be able to know one when I saw one. So:
I tried to discern fake smiles from real ones.
I was reading my friend’s sister’s blog and she posted this link and I couldn’t wait to take this quiz. I got 13 out of 20 correct. It’s questionable whether or not some of the subjects just came from a meth lab, but fun nonetheless.
Fun factor: 10