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What is it that makes one person beautiful and another just average?
Is there a universal code or a consensus about what real beauty is, or is beauty really in
the eye of the beholder?
Why do we become weak at the knees when we meet one shape and size of human being, and
just go meh when we meet another?
The majority of us are just average looking people.
As such, should we simply be doomed to skulk around in the shadows of our more beautiful
brothers and sisters?
Or can beauty be bought or modified?
And just who are considered beautiful people around the world anyway?
Today we’ll find out, in this episode of the Infographics show, Average looking People
vs Beautiful People.
During the Renaissance, artists liked to paint portraits of well-fed homely women.
These pictures show us that heavier women were the beauty standard in the 16th century.
Today, however, it seems that this has been completely reversed and we now generally prefer
women with a body the shape of an artist’s paintbrush (paint brush.)
The media, magazines, TV channels and online ads bombard us with images of what they consider
beautiful until after staring for hours at these images, a general consensus is formed.
What is beautiful and what is average is possibly just a result of this continual bombardment
of these repetitive images of supposed beauty, yet around the world the understanding of
beauty is not completely clear-cut.
Evolutionarily speaking, beauty is an indication of health, fitness and fertility.
We are naturally attracted to the type of person who we consider to be a good potential mate.
There is a universal bias towards facial symmetry and balanced features.
A straight nose, balanced jawline, and high forehead are all indications that the person
has had a normal disease free childhood and will therefore make an ideal life partner.
Instability in growth and stunted development in childhood are, on the other hand, manifested
in unbalanced features, a lopsided face, a sleepy eye, or a crooked nose, and people
with these types of features are less likely to be considered the ideal mate with whom to procreate.
In 2014, a study was undertaken whereby images of 5000 teenagers were shown, and the subjects
were asked about their medical history – those with the most symmetrical features were fitter
and healthier than those with flawed features and therefore considered more ideal mating partners.
We also prefer men that exude manliness and women who radiate femininity.
These feature definitions are obviously fluid, but generally men should have strongly defined
features whereas women’s features should be more delicate, and well, like, feminine.
Most people prefer long legs in women and shorter legs in men.
Women should supposedly have an hour-glass figure while men should have V-shaped shoulders,
and only in the countries where starvation is a real threat are larger people considered
more attractive.
The concept of beauty is really a combination of healthy living, vitality, and good genes.
We are attracted to people who we wish to be like, as most of us strive to be primarily
fit, fertile, and healthy.
We want the same for our children so we endeavor to find partners who can produce the most
healthy, happy kids, in the hope that our children will do likewise and the cycle of
beautiful people will be repeated again and again.
Around the world we have different ideas of beauty.
In parts of northern Thailand and Burma (aka Myanmar), a woman with a long neck is considered
desirable.
This practice, considered barbaric in other parts of the world, involves the attachment
of a series of brass rings around the neck causing the woman to have a long giraffe style
neck that’s considered a sign of beauty and wealth in tribal circles.
Although the neck appears long, this is in fact an illusion as the rings push the collar
bone down, giving the appearance of a long neck.
In Kenya, women who wear heavy ear jewelry that weigh down and expand their earlobes
have an edge on (in) the romance stakes.
Masai women adorn their expanded earlobes with brightly colored beads and stones.
This fashion trend also became popular in the western world with tribal earrings becoming
envogue (in vogue) in the 21st century.
In other parts of Africa, body modification for beautification can involve the removal
of the two front teeth and the insertion of a clay or wooden disk.
Similar to the Kenyan ear stretching, this practice widens the lower lip and is considered
beautiful, and the wider and larger the lip becomes, the more beautiful it is to the members
of body modification subscribing tribes.
And what about cosmetic surgery in the West?
To avoid looking average, we can have our tummies tucked, our faces lifted, our breasts
enlarged, reduced, or removed.
We can have our eyebrows lifted or have implants in our buttocks.
We can lift our thighs and have our noses reshaped.
In fact, just about anything can be done by a plastic or cosmetic surgeon in this billion
dollar business but which countries enjoy the most plastic surgery?
Followed by Brazil, Japan, Italy, and Mexico, the USA takes the prize for the most surgeries
with 4.29 million procedures and over 17% of the world’s total operations.
So while most of us are just simply average looking, it doesn’t look like we are comfortable
staying that way, and as long as biology and media tell us what the gold beauty standard
is, it looks like we will keep chasing the dream.
But isnt beauty just being happy in our own skin?
Or are you 1 of the millions of people that would consider going under the knife just
to appear more beautiful?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Also, be sure to check out our other video called Americans vs Europeans!
Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe.
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長相平凡 vs. 長得好看的人 (Average Looking People vs. Beautiful People)

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Evangeline 發佈於 2018 年 9 月 16 日   Mariano 翻譯   Evangeline 審核

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「人帥真好,人醜性騷擾」已經變成了大家常常拿來調侃的一句話,但為什麼大家都比較喜歡帥哥美女?而世界上又是誰在定義美醜的?即使我們都知道外表是膚淺的,為什麼我們的目光總是會不自覺地被那些相貌姣好的人吸引呢?看完這部影片或許你就能找到真正的原因唷!

1(go/become) weak at the knees0:12
「膝蓋變弱」是什麼意思?這個片語有一個剛好可以對應的中文,就是指「雙腿發軟」,go weak at the knees 通常是指看到喜歡害怕的人事物時雙腿發軟的反應,跟中文的用法非常相近。
I went weak at the knees when I saw dozens of cockroaches crawling near the ditch cover.
看到十幾隻蟑螂在水溝蓋附近爬來爬去時,我整個雙腿發軟。

When I heard that Benedict Cumberbatch is filming near our neighborhood, I became weak at the knees immediately.
聽到班奈狄克·康柏拜區在我家附近拍戲,我馬上雙腿發軟。


2meh0:15
這個字念起來像中文的「咩」,意思是「呵呵嗯哼」,指感到無聊、沒有興趣、或對某事不以為意的敷衍用語。
A: Hey! Let's go to watch the movie that just came out!
B: Do you mean that science fiction movie? Meh
A: 嘿!我們一起去看剛上映的那部電影吧!
B: 你是說那部科幻電影嗎?呵呵...


*同場加映:
【兩性探討】男孩會喜歡有趣的女生嗎? (Do Guys Like Funny Girls?)


3 bombard sb. with sth.1:00
bombard sb. with sth. 常用來指「向某人大量提問」,甚至讓被問問題的人有點招架不住。
The paparazzi bombarded the actor with a series of questions.
那些狗仔隊向演員珠連炮似地問個不停。


如果單獨使用 bombard,意思則是「連續轟炸」。
The small town was bombard by their enemy for over a year, and the palace had fallen into ruins.
那座小鎮長達一年遭受敵軍轟炸,皇宮早已淪為廢墟。


4clear-cut1:19
clear-cut 這個字應該很好聯想,如果我們說某件事情可以「清楚切割」那就是指「明確的」,當形容詞使用,要注意中間有「-」。
There is no clear-cut right answer to issues such as euthanasia and animal rights.
不是每個議題都能有個明確的答案,像是安樂死和動物權利。


*同場加映:
【彭博商業】希臘到底是為了什麼在公投呢? What Is Greece Really Voting For?


5have an edge on/over3:42
大家可能都知道 edge 有「邊緣」的意思,另外在這邊貼心提醒,邊緣人是 loneroutcast 喔,不是 edgeman。但 edge 還有另一個意思是「利刃」,所以如果你說你在某方面有一把利刃的話,就是指「在某方面有優勢、佔上風」。
I think the little girl has the edge on other competitors in the speech contest because she speaks English fluently and holds her composure very well on stage!
我覺得那個小女孩在這場演講比賽中比其他參賽者更勝一籌,因為他英文流利而且台風也很穩健!


看完了影片的解釋是不是才恍然大悟呢?其實我們喜歡吃甜食或高熱量的食物也是人類祖先留給你的「嗜甜基因」在作祟,一個人的外貌固然重要,但我們也要時時刻刻提醒自己不要以貌取人唷!

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