Top 10 countries with weird obsessions
Russia Is Obsessed With Not Smiling
With that in mind, psychologist Kuba Kyrs at the Polish Academy of Sciences ran an experiment. He had thousands of people in 44 countries look at a series of eight smiling and non-smiling faces and asked them to assess those people for intelligence and honesty. When the results came in, the Russian participants ranked smiling people low on both intelligence and honesty.