Stuff My Sisters Will Like

To Jenny, Katie and Laura, From Their Brother, Victor

“Mean” Girls Look Nice October 14, 2013

Filed under: Neat,Science,Stuff — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

Experimental psychologists at the  University of Glasgow averaged the faces of women from 41 different countries around the world.  It turns out that “average” faces look incredibly beautiful. The secret to their beauty is in the averaging. The image processing technique the researches employed tends naturally toward the “mean” and the ancient Greek principles of beauty: symmetry, proportion, & harmony. Ironically, “mean” girls look quite nice. 

However, when people think of an “average” face they probably have the “median” in mind. In that case, the average American female face belongs to a 39 year-old living in Princeton, Indiana.

Related: The Average American Man’s Body (It isn’t pretty.)

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