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The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Fake Smiles and Women’s Intuition
A study conducted by Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire and the Edinburgh International Science Festival has found that women may not be as intuitive as they think they are. In fact, men may be more intuitive than women. Study participants "were asked to look at ten pairs of photographs showing smiling faces. One of the smiles in each pair was genuine and the other was fake, and people had to spot the genuine smile." You can take this fake-smile test yourself and see how intuitive you are. I only scored 5 out of 10, so I must not be intuitive at all. However, I have a few doubts about the study. First of all, how do they judge the difference between a fake smile and a real smile? In all the sets of photos the people are obviously posing, so what makes one posed smile real and another posed smile fake? Also, I'm not sure how much you can tell about intuition by looking at pictures, because body language, which isn't conveyed in these still images, has a lot to do with intuition.
Categories: Psychology
Posted by The Curator on Sun Apr 17, 2005
Comments (31)
8/10 amazingly...the picture's are very good, and not so easy to tell as i had expected. Their are many different type of smiles. You should it out!
Posted by Ayesha  in  philippines  on  Mon Nov 07, 2005  at  03:12 PM
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