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Old 11-13-2010, 09:25 PM   #21
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I thought I'd be terrible at this because I tend to like everyone and believe everyone at face value. I got 17/20.
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16 of 20. It's all in the eyes.
17 out of 20. I agree, it's in the eyes. I'm surprised I did that well.
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Only 12/20 for me.
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16/20 for me. Fun quiz!

I spotted all the girls correctly. For the guys, I missed 3 genuine smiles & thought they were fake. Guess I'm just being a cautious little girl!
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16/20 for me. Fun quiz!

I spotted all the girls correctly. For the guys, I missed 3 genuine smiles & thought they were fake. Guess I'm just being a cautious little girl!
Didn't your mother warn you about guys who all want the same thing?
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missed 3 of the first 8.... so maybe I was getting better in the end...
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Only 12/20 for me.
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How about the Brooklyn Bridge?

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/27/ny...brid.html?_r=1

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/H..._Bridge_Scams/
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13/20 and I ended up clicking almost randomly. I didn't feel like I had a clue. But mostly because I don't know these people. Some people I know have a very fake sounding laugh, but that is how they laugh for real. I wouldn't expect to be able to detect fake/real on strangers.

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11/20. But I know it must've been rigged.
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13/20 and I ended up clicking almost randomly. I didn't feel like I had a clue. But mostly because I don't know these people. Some people I know have a very fake sounding laugh, but that is how they laugh for real. I wouldn't expect to be able to detect fake/real on strangers.

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Seriously, go through again and look at their eyes when they smile. I don't know if it will work for you, but it made most of them very obvious to me. If their eyes don't crinkle up when they smile, it's fake. I only got fooled by one fake smile. The other two I missed were real ones that I thought were fake.
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Seriously, go through again and look at their eyes when they smile. I don't know if it will work for you, but it made most of them very obvious to me. If their eyes don't crinkle up when they smile, it's fake. I only got fooled by one fake smile. The other two I missed were real ones that I thought were fake.
I could probably do it if I ran it again, and just increased my confidence in my choice. I got stuck, thinking that some people's real smiles do look fake, so how can I tell if I don't know these people? Once that was in my mind, I kind of faked myself out. And I kept wondering - what are they telling them to make them smile - and do they just tell them to 'fake it' for the fake ones? I got hung up on details, as I often do

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And I kept wondering - what are they telling them to make them smile
I believe they were shown clips of Jim Cramer giving investment advice.
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15/20, did great after a poor start, once I realized I had to press play and wasn't going on the initial picture. The scary transvestite looking thing in the middle kind of threw me for a moment.

By the way, my avatar is cracking a big, spit eating grin!
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If you did not even look at the pics.... you should get 10 just by guessing...

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Got 11. My excuse is I was distracted by how wierd looking they were.
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If you did not even look at the pics.... you should get 10 just by guessing...

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If you did not even look at the pics.... you should get 10 just by guessing...

Just saying....
Yes, I think my 13 was within normal variation for anyone just pressing buttons.

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I believe they were shown clips of Jim Cramer giving investment advice.
that would have me shaking my head and rolling my eyes! Funny comment though, had me LOL!

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If you pull out a camera in a room full of young men and women, they jump into very well practiced facial posing. They know how to fake smile, including crinkling their eyes--that generation has grown up with cameras and videocameras focused on them, and now they all take each others' pictures with their cell phones.
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