Real Fact #103
Frowning burns more calories than smiling?

(Notes from Mrs. Feldman: I guess you have convinced me of your conclusion. You are free to either choose another fact or work on something else on your own for today's class. 4/8/09)

1/2 and 1/2

Frowning uses more muscles than smiling. Though frowning only takes 37 muscles, it isn't enough to burn calories. Smiling only uses 22 muscles so frowning is superior.

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