Sunday, 8 September 2013

The Impossible Girl


Bayard said...


Mark Wadsworth said...

B, she is incredibly cute and adorable etc, but her face is not exactly symmetrical, is it?

Question is, can you instantly recognise which is real and which is mirror image?

If you are a Dr Who fan, you probably can.

Ben Jamin' said...

@MW although face symmetry is seen as a sign of beauty, too much symmetry is not attractive.

As usual, it's all down to genetic fitness etc, apparently.

Bayard said...

After a rigorous experiment with two pieces of card, I reckon that her face isn't particular unsymmetrical, she just has the trick of smiling with only one side of her face. Of course, if I watched Dr Who, I'd have more evidence to go on, as well as knowing which one was the mirror image.

Mark Wadsworth said...

BJ, "too much" is always bad, by definition. Absolute perfect symmetry is also slightly off-putting.

B, try watching Dr Who, see if you notice. One eye is slightly smaller and lower than the other, one dimple is near the corner of her mouth and the other is halfway up her cheek, her nose is tilted to one side etc.