Smiling is a universal expression of happiness and joy. It is a simple gesture that can lighten up any situation and make people feel better. We’ll explore 10 interesting facts about smiles, including why we do it, how it affects our health, and how it can be contagious. From the science behind smiling to the power of a grin, these facts will make you think twice about your own smile and the ones you see around you. So get ready to learn more about the fascinating world of smiles!
1. Smiling is the first expression we learn.
Some might call us smiling experts!
Did you know that smiling is our first expression that we ever learn?
When babies are born, they can already smile!
However, at first they might not be smiling at your funny jokes.Embed from Getty Images
2. Endorphins are released when you smile.
Endorphins are chemicals released into the brain.
They are a natural painkiller and help your mood.
Keep smiling because when you do, endorphins are released into your brain!
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3. Smiling can help to put you in a better mood.
If you’re in a bad mood, studies have shown that smiling can help.
Sometimes, if you can force out a smile it will boost your mood!
Next time you’re feeling sad, why don’t you try it and see?Embed from Getty Images
4. Smiling is contagious!
Smiling is very contagious.
We bet you have caught one before.
If your friends are laughing, it’s very hard to stop yourself from laughing too!
5. There are 19 different types of smiles.
Did you know that there isn’t just one type of smile?
There are 19.
However, only 6 of those 19 smiles are for happiness.
Some of the smiles that aren’t for happiness are the embarrassed, miserable and fake smile.
We think we will stick to the happy ones!Embed from Getty Images
6. Children smile more than adults!
According to studies, children laugh around 300 – 500 times a day!
Adults laugh around 17.5 times day.
That is a lot of smiling you must be doing!
7. You can communicate all over the world with a smile!
There are lots of different languages spoken across the world.
However, there is one thing that we can use to communicate with anyone…
and that’s a smile!
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8. Smiling can boost your immune system.
According to some scientific studies, smiling and laughing can boost your immune system.
It might actually help your health and stop you from getting ill as often.
Quick, tell a joke!
9. If you smile, people will think you are more approachable!
If someone is smiling then it makes them more approachable.
Imagine if you saw someone doing a grumpy face – you might not want to talk to them!Embed from Getty Images
10. We’re not the only ones who smile!
Smiling is a human expression which comes naturally to us.
Apes, monkeys and chimpanzees smile too!
When they are tickled they have been known to laugh.Embed from Getty Images