It actually takes less muscles to frown than it does to smile. sciencemadesimple.co.uk/c…
In 2011, Jell-O monitored the amount of smiley faces and frown faces used on Twitter. Whenever the national average of smiley faces was less than 51%, Jell-O released coupons to those who recently tweeted frown faces. adage.com/article/news/kr…
, the old adage "it takes more muscles to frown than smile" has little scientific basis, and in some thoughts, is the opposite. wikipedia.org/wiki/Frown#…
Despite the popular saying 'It takes more muscles to frown than smile, so smile', modern science leans towards the inverse being true. straightdope.com/columns/…
The Israeli army frowns up playing Dungeons and Dragons. Any Israeli solider caught playing D&D automatically have their security clearance lowered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dun…
People rated cartoons to be funnier while holding a pen between their teeth (causing a smile) than holding it with their lips (causing a frown) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fac…
Contrary to popular belief, it takes more muscles to smile than to frown. "Minimal" smiles and frowns require 10 and 6 muscles respectively. A more complete count by a plastic surgeon is 12 vs. 11. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
Stetson Kennedy, the guy who infiltrated the KKK, also started the Frown Campaign to fight racism with dirty looks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The Shy Albatross has a dark gray or black brow, "giving the appearance of a constant frown". arkive.org/shy-albatross/…
Defining a frown in terms of the mouth is not common across cultures and is largely a North American thing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
It actually takes 12 muscles to smile and 11 to frown. straightdope.com/columns/…
The Oneida silverware company was started as a free love community where monogamous marriage was frowned upon and even restricted. Lovers could only spend a couple hours together so as not to form special bonds. bbc.com/reel/video/p08sbb…
Wearing sunglasses can improve your mood. Squinting your eyes in bright sunlight convinces your brain you are in a negative mood because people squint when they are angry. Wearing sunglasses can prevent you from squinting, and from involuntary frowning due to bright sunlight. researchgate.net/publicat…
The user agreement of a popular Japanese robot includes: the owner must not perform any sexual act on the robot, and the robot may not be used to harm humans or to send out spam emails. The company has also said that tampering with the robot to give it a sexier voice would be frowned upon theguardian.com/world/201…
In countries such as Lebanon and Syria, marriage between Druze and non-Druze is banned and frowned upon, and a Lebanese man who married a Druze woman was kidnapped by her family, who beat him up, pulled out some of his teeth and cut off his dick. news.com.au/world/breakin…
Our brains are so advanced with listening to other people speaking that it’s easy to tell what their facial expression is (like smiling, frowning) based on their voice alone greatergood.berkeley.edu/…
The first known mention of mixing whiskey with Coke was in a 1907 report of an employee of the United States Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, who encountered the drink when visiting the South. Today, the drink is considered low-brow cultural fare and tends to be frowned upon by whiskey aficionados en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Adopting puppies of the same litter is frowned upon because the puppies refuse to bond with the humans. Known as littermate syndrome. thebark.com/content/dont-…
In the 50s, teenagers having a stable monogamous relationship ("going steady") was considered edgy and frowned upon by parents and the church as amoral. Instead they encouraged their kids to go out with different people every weekend. (read column on the right) time.com/vault/issue/1957…
"General MacArthur, as military governor of Japan in 1945, revived the practice of large-scale whaling to feed millions of Japanese who were on the verge of starvation after World War II." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wha…
Oh Herman Bing, an American-German character actor who played the Ringmaster in the original Dumbo. Bing's career stagnated due to World War II where anything related to Germany, such as the thick-accented Bing, was frowned upon, resulting in his suicide in 1947. cyranos.ch/spbing-e.htm
The superstition about whistling in a theatre originates back when theatre sceneries were massive backdrops raised and lowered by stagehands who would whistle to indicate scene changes. Because absentminded whistling by an actor could cause an accident, whistling is frowned upon even today. playbill.com/article/why-…
Homeschooling is frowned upon in many countries, and is illegal in Germany and Sweden. debate.org/opinions/shoul…
In volleyball you can strike the ball with any part of your body, including your feet. Kicking is allowed but frowned upon. healthyliving.azcentral.c…
Manchu women used to show affection for their sons by performing fellatio on them. At the same time kissing in public was frowned upon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pub…
When CS Lewis went to an elite English boarding school in 1913, he found that homosexual relationships among students were "not [frowned upon as seriously as] wearing one's coat unbuttoned." epubbud.com/read.php?g=9R…
Most other languages do NOT use the serial (or Oxford) comma, and it is only mandatory in a handful of British and American style guides. It is frowned upon by most journalists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ser…
In Middle Age Britain, the church taught that for 'Godly Congress' both the man and the woman needed to produce sperm. The only way a woman could produce sperm was to orgasm. All 'ungodly' sex was frowned upon, so most sex involved maximum effort to produce a strong female orgasm. basr.ac.uk/diskus/diskus1…
William Lawrence Murphy invented the Murphy Bed because he lived in a one room apartment and the strict moral code of the time frowned upon a woman entering a man's bedroom. Murphy's invention converted his bedroom into a parlor, thus enabling him to entertain women. smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
In the Philippines, some Catholics volunteer to be non-lethally crucified on Good Friday. Sterilised nails are driven through their palms and they are hung on crosses. Ruben Enaje has been crucified 27 times. Philippines Department of Health advises tetanus shots before crucifixion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
Grape Scissors were used in Victorian fine dining to cut grape stalks. After being correctly cut, the diner could then use their fingers. Victorian etiquette frowned on the use of fingers, which led to the rise in popularity of such small specialised tools. Grape scissors are still made today. collections.vam.ac.uk/ite…
The Mayans created scenes very similar to today's modern comics, including speech bubbles, stink lines and naughty jokes. In one scene, a cheeky rabbit (dubbed the "Mayan Bugs Bunny") tells an old man to "smell your sweat, wizard penis." bbc.com/future/story/2016…
Counting cards is not illegal it's just frowned upon by most casinos. vegastripping.com/players…
In the 20th century, people used to have morgage burning parties to celebrate the fact that they had paid off their morgage. This practice is generally frowned upon today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Since slavery was frowned upon in Mexico and was illegal, Many African slaves flew to Mexico escaping The harsh Laws and Segregation in the U.S. imdiversity.com/villages/…
Botox makes you happier as it prevents frowning, which makes you feel worse if you are sad. telegraph.co.uk/news/heal…
Q-tips are actually frowned upon by the medical community for cleaning ears, and were never intentioned for that purpose anyway. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cot…
Tommy Burns was, apparently, the shortest heavyweight boxing champion ever, at 5'7", and he was fair to and respected challengers of other races and sparring partners, which was generally frowned upon during those years. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…
The Baining culture from Papua New Guinea is deemed unstudiable by some anthropologists for leading such uninteresting and mundane lives, focused upon work, frowning upon sex and play and without spiritual or political leaders. io9.com/5929918/so-called…
Frowning during exercise makes you more tired sciencedirect.com/science…
Making noise while hitting the ball in tennis is a frowned upon strategy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gru…
Lobster was so frowned down upon in the 17th century that Massachusetts colonies had to sign contracts promising indentured servants wouldn’t be fed lobster more than three times a week psmag.com/business-econom…
Hercules' Twelfth Labour involved capturing Cerberus. He frowned really hard to get into Hades. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lab…
British and American fighter pilots in WW1 weren’t given parachutes due being seen as cowardly and other implications. eastsussexww1.org.uk/dont…

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