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.