Are you a duchenne smiler (genuine) or pan american smiler (fake...and yep, it was named in honor of the doomed airline's flight attendants)? Can you distinguish between fake smiles and genuine ones? I got 13 out of 20 correct but, contrary to popular results, I recognized most of the fake ones and missed more of the genuine smiles. Am I overly pessimistic or has half a lifetime of public service schooled me too well in the art of recognizing bull&hit when I see it :)
Visit Retrospectacle for the article on how smiles are perceived, (sorry Japanese patrons! I'll try not to be so insensitive in the future) and click the BBC quiz link after the second great photo of Mr. Smile to see how well you tell the difference. If you think about it, come back and comment on your results and how you feel about your bull&hitometer...
*smiling genuinely, I promise*