Mr. Rogers loved to fart in public to amuse his wife when they attended boring parties or gatherings. According to Joanne Rogers, "He would just raise one cheek and he would look at me and smile." She also said Rogers enjoyed listening to her tell dirty jokes mentalfloss.com/article/6…
In 2009 you had to be happy or else! Employees of Japan's Keihin Electric Express Railway faced morning smile checks, where they were subjected to software that analyzed their facial expression to produce a rating of their smile on a scale of zero to 100 japantoday.com/category/f…
In 2002 a midwestern college student attempted to create a "smile" across America with pipe bombs in mailboxes. He was committed to an FBI psych hospital where he remains to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luk…
In 1976, Bob Marley planned a Non-Political Free Concert 'Smile Jamaica' which led to an Assassination Attempt. Bob would Survive & Perform the 90-Minute Set, still Healing from the Gunshot Wound. nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/k…
The reason people didn’t smile in old photos is because early photography was inspired by painting, where smiling was seen as inappropriate while stern looks appeared more formal for portraits. time.com/4568032/smile-se…
Most watches advertised online and instore display the time 10 past 10. This is beacuse the 10:10 position is symmetrical, and the human brain tends to appreciate symmetry and orderliness. Also the 10:10 hands look β€œhappy” due to the fact that the hands look like a smile. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
The 1964 baseball champion St. Louis Cardinals team photo had to be retaken because in the first attempt, one black player (HoF pitcher Bob Gibson) and one white player (famed broadcaster Bob Uecker) held hands with big goofy smiles. joeposnanski.substack.com…
The first self help book was called Self-Help and was written by Dr. Samuel Smiles who coined the phrase "God helps those who help themselves." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
Because of their naturally friendly dispositions Samoyeds usually make for terrible guard dogs. They don't attack threats; just kind of smile and bark at them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
It actually takes less muscles to frown than it does to smile. sciencemadesimple.co.uk/c…
A man who committed suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge had left a suicide note that read "I'm going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way, I won't jump." vice.com/en_us/article/wd…
Gene Wilder did not tell the public about his Alzheimer's diagnosis, because, "He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world." slate.com/blogs/browbeat/…
Some scholars believe smiling was an invention of the Middle Ages and point out that not all cultures today use smiles to show happiness. This challenges the popular notion of 7 universal facial expressions. bbc.com/future/article/20…
Both George Lucas and Don McLean were fans of Weird Al Yankovic's "The Saga Begins" (a Star Wars parody of "American Pie"). McLean said that the parody's lyrics sometimes enter his mind during live performances and a Lucasfilm representative said "You should have seen the smile on Lucas's face." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22…
In primates, showing the teeth, especially teeth held together, is almost always a SIGN OF SUBMISSION. The human smile probably has evolved from that. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Dogs know when you smile at them news.nationalgeographic.c…
Today I learned of the Facial Feedback Hypothesis, which means that if you're told to smile and you do, it actually makes you happier. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fac…
India now a rather conservative country was not always so. It has several ancient Hindu temples with numerous erotic carvings, both inside and outside the temple, that depict men, women, and even animals engaging in lovemaking, orgies, and bestiality under the benign smiles of divinities. bbc.com/travel/story/2015…
Most languages have their own "say cheese" phrase to get people to smile for a photo. For example, in France, they say "ouistiti", which is the French word for marmoset. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Say…
There are nerve endings that exist only to recognize a gentle stroking touch. Their activation decreases the heart rate and activates the smile muscle. Their optimal speed is 3-5 cm/s, which means we are genetically wired to cuddle and caress each other at predetermined velocities. journals.plos.org/plosone…
The reason people didn't smile on old photos was because they had to hold their pose until the exposure was complete (after multiple seconds) youtube.com/watch?v=oJH0L…
A fake smile is called 'The Pan Am smile', named after the airline Pan American World Airways, whose flight attendants would always flash every passenger the same superficial smile. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smi…
Children born blind still smile, meaning smiling is not a learned response - its something humans do innately. livescience.com/5254-smil…
George Strait recorded two entirely different songs called β€œShe’ll Leave You With a Smile.” onecountry.com/country-mu…
In Japan, a company uses a smile scanning software where the employees have to beam stupidly into a camera hooked computer and get scored out of a 100 how good their smile is every morning theguardian.com/money/blo…
In Japan you can order a free smile from the menu at McDonalds soranews24.com/2015/05/23…
Smile Mask Syndrome is a psychological disorder in which subjects develop depression and physical illness as a result of prolonged, unnatural smiling. First described in Japan in 1983, this is attributed to the great importance placed on smiling in the Japanese service industry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smi…
Stadler, a German rail car manufacturer, named some of their models SMILE, FLIRT, WINK, KISS and TANGO. stadlerrail.com/en/produc…
Russians don't like to smile out of politeness because it is deemed a sign of stupidity theatlantic.com/science/a…
The famous photo of Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue was taken on his 72nd birthday when he was asked by a photographer to smile for the camera. After smiling a dozen times for previous photos that day, he playfully stuck out his tongue instead. allthatsinteresting.com/a…
In an interview printed in the New York Times in 1969, Vladimir Nabokov said, "I often think there should exist a special typographical sign for a smile -- some sort of concave mark, a supine round bracket." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
Stroke victims with partial facial paralysis can lose the ability to voluntarily smile on half their face, but can still fully smile when laughing at a joke. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
You are 30 times more likely to laugh if you're with another person than when alone. When solitary, people are much more likely to talk to themselves or smile than to laugh. In conversation, speakers are 46 percent more likely to laugh than their audiences are. apa.org/monitor/jun06/lau…
A water dropwort is a highly poisonous plant native to temperate climates. If it kills you, it can cause you to smile after you die. This is called a sardonic grin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
A severe facial laceration from ear-to-ear is known as a "Glasgow smile." The Joker, Elizabeth Short (The Black Dahlia), and Sons of Anarchy actor Tommy Flanagan are famous examples. Said to have originated in Glasgow in the 1920s, it was popularized by gangs in the Chelsea area of London. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gla…
If you periodically force a smile while exercising, your perceived effort will be lower and you'll feel less tired. nytimes.com/2017/12/07/we…
When McDonald's set up its first resturans in Soviet Russia, it had to teach workers how to smile and pretend to be cheerful. themoscowtimes.com/opinio…
The Beach Boys album Smiley Smile has been cited as having positive effects during an LSD comedown and was even used by a drug clinic to help a patient relieve from a bad trip. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smi…
Analog clocks and watches are factory set to 10:10, because it arranges the hour and minute hands into a "smile" that frames the manufacturer's logo. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Only 40% of goldfish have the eye and smile, the rest are blank en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
For most of history, smiling in a painting or photo was considered radical, and even Mark Twain once wrote, "A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever" blog.triblive.com/thisjus…
The Olsen Twins required dentures during the filming Full House, because they lost their baby teeth at different rates, and needed their character's smile to look uniform. abcnews.go.com/Entertainm…
Researchers analysed Mona Lisa's smile with "emotion recognition" computer software and found it to be 83% happy, 9% disgusted, 6% fearful, 2% angry, less than 1% neutral, and 0% surprised. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
Women are Less Attracted to Men who Smile (Vice Versa for Men) nbcnews.com/healthmain/wa…
Blind people smile even tho they have never seen anybody else smile. Smiling is due to our human genes and not the learning in our youth psychcentral.com/news/200…
There is a custom in Japan called "Namahage" in which men dressed up as demon-like monsters scare the living shit out of children who are "guilty of laziness or bad behavior" while parents smile and laugh while their children scream and cry in terror. (Video in comments) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam…
In 1968, an astronomy student, a dental student and a bass player formed a band called 'Smile.' By 1970 the Smile faded, and in 1971 they renamed the band to Queen. queenpedia.com/index.php?…
The scars on the face of The Joker (The Dark Knight) is a wound called a Glasgow smile. It originated in Glasgow, Scotland but became popular with English street gangs. Actor Tommy Flanagan was given one when he was attacked outside a bar in Scotland. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/G…
Actress America Ferrara's smile is insured for $10 million reuters.com/article/us-ug…

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