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Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Smile by frowning
« on: November 25, 2013, 06:40:34 AM »
So you know, it's a Sunday night.  We'll Monday morning over here, and I realized that my smiles aren't symmetrical. 

So it turns out that this is really bothering me. 

So I'm practicing my smiles, and I learned that you can do a certain type of smile by frowning. 

It naturally occurs when something funny happens but you're not supposed to laugh so you try to hold it in by frowning. 

But that doesn't work now does it?  Wanna know why?  Because it looks like a smile!  Even though you're frowning!
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Re: Smile by frowning
«Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 10:00:04 AM »
Most peoples' smiles are asymmetrical.  Their left side smiles more than their right.  This has been confirmed by scientific research.  As for the reason why: uncertain.  Though I suspect it has to do with testosterone's effects on the dominant side of the body which makes that side stronger.  But the trade off of strength is reduced fine motor control and flexibility, hence the reason why it's more difficult to make expressions on that side of the face.

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Re: Smile by frowning
«Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 11:12:30 AM »
So you know, it's a Sunday night.  We'll Monday morning over here, and I realized that my smiles aren't symmetrical. 

So it turns out that this is really bothering me. 

So I'm practicing my smiles, and I learned that you can do a certain type of smile by frowning. 

It naturally occurs when something funny happens but you're not supposed to laugh so you try to hold it in by frowning. 

But that doesn't work now does it?  Wanna know why?  Because it looks like a smile!  Even though you're frowning!

are you sure you're not the reincarnation of flamin' Joe Frazier?

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Re: Smile by frowning
«Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 10:48:44 PM »
So you know, it's a Sunday night.  We'll Monday morning over here, and I realized that my smiles aren't symmetrical.. ...So I'm practicing my smiles

University life has certainly changed a lot since my day.  ::)
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Re: Smile by frowning
«Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 01:26:19 AM »
I did that.  A few times.  Didn't take. ???
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Re: Smile by frowning
«Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013, 01:32:48 AM »
University life has certainly changed a lot since my day.  ::)

I'm on break!!! >:(
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Re: Smile by frowning
«Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 02:04:56 AM »
"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left" -- Oscar Levant

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Re: Smile by frowning
«Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013, 02:18:15 AM »
Break from what?
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Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Re: Smile by frowning
«Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 03:43:51 AM »
Break from what?

It's freaking thanksgiving break!!!
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Re: Smile by frowning
«Reply #9 on: November 26, 2013, 04:46:32 AM »
It's freaking thanksgiving break!!!

Dude, we have to be in school till Wednesday. :/

Also, does your jaw pop, ever? Some people have TMJ, where the jaw doesn't open evenly because the muscles on either side of the jaw are not equally as strong or something...
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Offline outin

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Re: Smile by frowning
«Reply #10 on: November 26, 2013, 05:36:10 AM »
Dude, we have to be in school till Wednesday. :/

Also, does your jaw pop, ever? Some people have TMJ, where the jaw doesn't open evenly because the muscles on either side of the jaw are not equally as strong or something...

Many people also have uneven bite, which can cause all these issues  :P

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Re: Smile by frowning
«Reply #11 on: November 27, 2013, 02:59:12 PM »
Dude, we have to be in school till Wednesday. :/

Also, does your jaw pop, ever? Some people have TMJ, where the jaw doesn't open evenly because the muscles on either side of the jaw are not equally as strong or something...

No!

Well it popped before, but it doesn't happen enough to mean anything.
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Re: Smile by frowning
«Reply #12 on: November 28, 2013, 01:50:26 AM »
No!

Well it popped before, but it doesn't happen enough to mean anything.

Yeah, if it pops when you eat, I'd try to do some muscle stretches, where you only open your jaw in a way it doesn't pop, resisting the usual direction of the jaw... which stretches your muscles.
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