say cheese!

the bbc’s got a little test to see if u can tell the diff between real and fake smiles. i’ve taken a couple of these in the past and never managed to do very well. this time i got 15 out of 20. yay! been practicing. (i can see u comin’ miles away now, bunch o’ fakers!)

at the end of the test there’s some hints on how to spot real smiles.

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i <3 white guys!

u guys are the best! no, u really are.

in response to a 2004 gss question – “Would suffer than let the one r [respondent] love suffer”:

the poss responses were (a couple of them got cut off on the key to the graph above): agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, disagree strongly. here are the numbers:

70.6% of white men agreed strongly. 70.6%! only 52.8% of teh bruthas agreed strongly. and only 57.7% of white women.

the figures are a little better for white women if u add “agree strongly” and “agree somewhat” together: white men=93.1%, white women=88.4%. not such a big gap, but still. *facepalm*

we don’t deserve ya, apparently. unless u don’t mean it. but i think ya’ll do – at least that’s been my experience.

poss related: “Acting Selfish? Blame Your Mother!”

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linkfest 11/14/10

“Revealed: What goes on in a woman’s brain when she has an orgasm”“‘So the evidence is that women tend to have longer orgasms and can experience several in rapid succession.'” (ha-ha!)

“Personal genomics tests prompt lifestyle changes”

“Can men and women really be friends?”

“Early humans ‘more promiscuous and competitive’ than modern-day man” – 2d:4d stuff.

“Human Biodiversity in Aging and Longevity” – from dennis.

“Creative Women” – from steve sailer.

“The Iceman’s Last Stand”

“Extraversion: a tool for mating success”“Extraversion is part of the male toolkit for mating success. It is especially useful in societies where a high incidence of polygyny means too many men must compete for too few women.” @evoandproud. via steve sailer.

“Is being a goody two-shoes in your genes?” – COMPT gene.