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The Average Woman Smiles 62 Times A Day. The Average Man Smiles 8 Times A Day.

On May 31, National Smile Day encourages everyone to wear their best smile!

  • The first recorded smile on record took place on 126 B.C. Okay, we made that up. But did you smile? Joking aside, we generate a smile when funny things happen or find pleasure in the things we do. Someone we love or enjoy spending time with may be the cause of a grin or beaming look of joy.
  • Smiling has a direct link to our brain and can help to reduce stress.
  • Smiles are infectious. A healthy smile can develop confidence and generate a new outlook on the world.
  • The motto of World Smile Day is “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.”
  • The first email smiley face was sent at 11:44 am on September 19, 1982.  The message was not originally saved they were able to retrieve a copy 20 years after the fact.
  • Even artificially produced smiles have been shown to induce happiness. So saying “cheese” for a photograph really works.
  • It takes 37 muscles to frown. And 22 muscles to smile. So Smile. It conserves energy!
  • Smiling is more contagious than the flu! It can’t be resisted.
  • Babies are born with the ability to smile
  • Women smile more than men.
  • The average woman smiles 62 times a day.
  • The average man smiles 8 times a day.
  • There are 19 different types of smiles.
  • 47% of people notice your smile first.
  • We buy 14 million gallons of toothpaste each year.
  • Around 50% of people will smile back if you smile at them.
  • Smiles are the easiest facial expression to recognize.
    People can recognize smiles from up to 300 feet away, making it easier to identify than any other facial expression.
  • Forcing yourself to smile when you’re sad will actually elevate your mood.

Sources:

National Day Calendar

Useless Daily

The Homet

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