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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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Our Faces Used to Be Littler

Back in the day, our faces were small because we didn't eat well:

[C]raniofacial differences between contemporary men and women are less pronounced than they were in the 16th century. [...] For example, the facial structure of modern Spanish females is much larger than the structure of 16th century females. This difference may stem from improved nutrition or other environmental factors.

But now our faces are big, and sometimes in photographs we ask our little-faced friends to sit slightly in front of us.

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scully

Is this why doorways were shorter back then?

VictorVictrola

little heads for little hats.

sox
sox

You mean like Ed Westwood should have done here? (no really, wtf is up with this?)
http://style.mtv.com/2011/04/04/ed-westwick-friend/

sox
sox

Er, um, Westwick? or whatever his name is?

Elmo Keep

WHO DOES THE PICTURES? WHO? Is it you, Edith?

Edith Zimmerman

Haha, yup!

punkahontas

People do that to me all the time, because I have a tiny peanut head. I was seriously underweight as a kid though, so maybe that stunted the growth of my face?

inbed

this is ESPECIALLY important in photo booths. the person in the front looks giant and distorted.

jill
http://inbedwithmarriedwomen.blogspot.com

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