Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Random Facts That Will Make For Great Small Talk.

#16. Have you noticed how most people in the 1800s rarely, if ever, cracked a smile while taking a photo?

Back in the 1840s, a big old grin was seen as childish, so a London photographer came up with the perfect solution. Instead of getting people to say cheese, he got them to say prunes. This kept their mouths tense and rigid.

Have you noticed how most people in the 1800s rarely, if ever, cracked a smile while taking a photo?

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