January 26, 2015

"Beauty and Ugliness Identification Method."

From China: the "finger trap" test.

11 comments:

mccullough said...

No worse than the thigh gap

David said...

As usual they choose pretty people (mostly) to illustrate the point.

scrum slave said...

Seems to have a racial bias.

lemondog said...

I have a big protruding nose, so ya' know...

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

If this kills off duck lips I'm all for it.

The Godfather said...

I'm ugly (no surprise), but . . .

I'm not a robot.

buwaya said...

It discriminates against receding chins and flat noses.
Makes some sense in selecting for more European features among Asian populations.

Fritz said...

Does touching the mustache count?

wildswan said...

Goes back to ideas of beauty which came from Greek and Roman statues. They had a nose and chin alignment that that finger method would catch. Also the forehead was supposed to go straight up and down - not overhang or recede. This is what is meant by "regular" as in Tennyson where he describes a heartless, wealthy beauty - "faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null."

ken in tx said...

I tried it. It's easier to pass the test if you smile. That makes sense to me.

Deb said...

I've got a finger for you right here, buddy.

(ha ha. word verification: icansensa ledge)