Brian called yesterday, and he loved the Virtual Birthday Party. Big thanks to everyone that played along; geez, you just went above and beyond, collecting photos for us! I had a big old silly grin on my face all week long, as photos rolled in.
Speaking of Smiles, how well do you think you are at spotting the real deal? The BBC's Science department has a cool quiz that you should take if you're bored. You look at approximately 20 1-second videos of people smiling, and then tell whether you think the smile was genuine or fake.
While I took the quiz, I imagined each person at my table at Cafe Kopi, and that I had just regaled them a hilarious story. I mean knee-slapping hilaaaaarious, I am snorting and wiping away tears, and then THAT is the smile I got in response. Quick! Real or Fake?
I admit that I had little confidence when I placed most of my answers, but I still got 19/20 correct. I guess you shouldn't go around pretending that you think I'm funny when you don't think so. I will apparently be able to spot your insincere smile from 100 yards.
If you need any practice beforehand, here's a photo of MY fake smile, from a girls night out, last September:
TAKE THE QUIZ HERE, AND TELL ME HOW YOU RATED.