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.
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