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Old October 5 2012, 07:52 PM   #16
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

I can raise my left eyebrow and do the Elvis lip-curl on the left side. Both at the same time. Oh yeah.
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Old October 5 2012, 07:53 PM   #17
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I can raise my left eyebrow and do the Elvis lip-curl on the left side. Both at the same time. Oh yeah.
Do you look like you've had a stroke?
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Old October 5 2012, 07:54 PM   #18
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

That would be droopier in nature. I look like I've had an anti-stroke.
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Old October 5 2012, 07:59 PM   #19
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That word droopier has just made me wonder something I never thought about stroke.
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Old October 5 2012, 08:04 PM   #20
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

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Ear movements are obviously a throwback. Facial movements are however, are as crucial to human communication as they ever were. The maxfactor consultant was saying that we have more muscles in our face than in any other part of our body.
Brilliant, I'll tell my ear-wiggling son he's a throwback.

That's interesting about having more facial muscles. It's also interesting that our cultural norms frown (pun intended) upon adults showing facial emotions in so many situations. All those facial muscles, and nowhere to use them, so to speak.
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Old October 5 2012, 08:05 PM   #21
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It's interesting that our cultural norms frown (pun intended) upon adults showing facial emotions in so many situations.
They do?
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Old October 5 2012, 08:06 PM   #22
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

British stiff upper lip and all.
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Old October 5 2012, 08:08 PM   #23
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Ah, sure...we don't do that here. I use my face constantly.
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Old October 5 2012, 08:09 PM   #24
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

So do I, but then I'm an ignorant foreigner.
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Old October 5 2012, 08:12 PM   #25
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

Sir Roger Moore is a legend. That is all.

And yes, I can raise my eyebrow. More on the left, but I have been training the right too. I've got a long way to go before emulating these two undisputed masters, though:



Ditto with the aforementioned lip-curl. Tongue curling, very small ear waggling movements, and hyperextensiveness in the hand joints seem to come naturally to me too, though I haven't done the latter in a long time.

Rolling the Rs, however, is something I can never do.



This thread reminds me of one of those misspent childhood evenings we had with an older relative, where the atmosphere could be broken with a simple question: "Can you do this with your hands?"
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Old October 5 2012, 08:24 PM   #26
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

^ I can rotate my wrists 360 degrees. People find it entertaining (not to mention a little distressing) when I put my hand flat on a table and turn it in a complete circle.

Aiding this is the fact that the rest of my arm is twisting as well, which is what gives the hand its range. But it means that by the time the hand has rotated 360, the elbow has only done 180. It still bends normally, but it's facing the opposite direction from normal. THAT is what people really find distressing.

I can do it with either hand, but it's painful to do both at the same time.

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I can to raise my left eyebrow a bit, but as I wear glasses it's usually a pointless exercise as no one can see my party trick.

Edit: If I take my glasses off I walk into walls, so it's not worth it.
But that that will go over big at parties too. Do it!

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Yeah, I can raise each eyebrow separately. I taught myself how to do it when I was a teenager or something, with one eyebrow.
I taught myself to raise my right eyebrow and also to wiggle my ears when I was a teenager. But the ear-wiggling requires a lot of concentration to do at all, and they don't wiggle that much, and other features tend to move at the same time. Probably because I don't practice that anywhere near as often as I practice the eyebrow.

That was almost 30 years ago. Once I made the breakthrough with the right eyebrow, I wasn't motivated to do the left. I don't know if I could learn it now or not.
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Old October 5 2012, 08:37 PM   #27
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

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I can to raise my left eyebrow a bit, but as I wear glasses it's usually a pointless exercise as no one can see my party trick.

Edit: If I take my glasses off I walk into walls, so it's not worth it.
But that that will go over big at parties too. Do it!
While I appreciate I'd be providing great free entertainment, the trip to the ER isn't worth it.

I know, I'm a spoilsport.
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Old October 5 2012, 08:53 PM   #28
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I can raise both my eyebrows independently, wiggle my ears, roll my tongue, and all that at the same time, whilst rubbing my belly with one hand, patting my head with the other, and jumping around on one leg.

It's an amusing sight to imagine.

I call it... "The dance of my people".

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Old October 5 2012, 08:55 PM   #29
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Yes.
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Old October 5 2012, 09:03 PM   #30
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

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According to the maxillofacial specialist you can only do it if you are genetically predisposed to be able to do it. Otherwise I think it's going to be a real slog to train your face how to do it.
Fascinating

Yes I can do it, the right one I can do independently, but to raise the left one I have to force the right one down.

I think when I was younger I practised being Spock and The Rock a lot
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