Friday, January 7, 2011

Physiognomy Geometry

At some point in the past decade I noticed that my collarbones form a perfectly straight horizontal line across my torso. This is unusual, no? Or is it only unusual for women? Women's collarbones are exposed much more frequently than men's. They normally form a slight V, an obtuse angle.

This week, I noticed that the bottom of my eyes, in face-on photographs, also form a straight horizontal line. See below (I only just got a computer with a webcam and I was testing it out. Verdict? Crap photo quality!):


IS THIS WEIRD? My eyes aren't eye-shaped. It's like a profile view of an armadillo. Just focus on the eye part. A hieroglyph of a beetle. Or the rising sun.

15 comments:

  1. Strange! That's also a fairly rectilinear smile you've got... I'm really not seeing the armadillos though.

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  2. So much the better. You might not be able to UNsee it.

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  3. Oh I see it now. I was getting distracted by the rest of the face. It's pretty awesome that an anteater is the shape of a rising sun. Unfortunately the market for armadillo poems is saturated.

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  4. You have to kind of space out, like you're doing one of those magic eye posters from the '90s.

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  5. Exactly like an armadillo oh my God

    Should you maybe start doing your eyeliner in a way that accentuates this, like draw little feet and ears? I think yes

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  6. A little tail coming off the end, at the VERY least

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  8. Who wouldn't want eyes like the rising sun? Your face is amazing - both beautiful and interesting. Embrace your horizonal...ness!

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  9. I noticed many years ago that my eyes (or possibly my ears, nose, etc.) are crooked in such a way that my glasses will always look like they are higher on one eye than the other, no matter what.

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  10. Aw, thanks Josephine! "Who wouldn't want eyes like the rising sun?" That's lovely. :)

    Steven, I bet some master spectacle-maker could make you some special specs on spec.

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  11. I think you are gorgeous and brilliant. Killer combination. My advice is to run with it.

    Rebecca

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  12. Outerspace has nothing on your face. / Your face is the bomb.

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  13. My husband is obsessed with human anatomy and so I showed him your post and your picture. He says that collarbones are S shaped but, yes, can present horizontally if they indeed DO present and considering that yours do, it can only mean one thing: vertically and horizontally, you are skinny.

    also, he says your eyes are rising suns because your mouth is slightly and only slightly smiling. if you smile less, like in your profile pic, they get rounder. I assume they get rounder if you smile more too.

    he also said that the straight line on the bottom is exaggerated because you have epicanthal folds on top. "Maybe she's Russian. Ukrainian. Part Polish?"

    Also, do a Google Image search for profile of an Armadillo. :) We laughed outloud.

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  14. Oh my god, this is priceless information!! I did check out my face in the mirror and notice that I have to be smiling to get the horizontal effect, but it still works pretty well even if I smile more, like with (snaggle)teeth.

    I'm not all Russian or otherwise Eastern European, but I get that all the time! Well, not ALL the time, but it's not uncommon. Someone from Belarus told me I look like the women there.

    I've also been told I look like Kate Hudson, whose eyes I just noticed yesterday do a similar thing when she smiles. See: http://mystuffspace.com/comments/graphic/kate-hudson5 or even better http://www.coutureinthecity.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/blue-eyeshadow.jpg

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