Are you attractive? Anaface website claims to be able to determine whether you're beautiful
Beauty is pixel deep on Anaface
Because obviously there aren't enough things in the world setting impossible standards for beauty, imagining formulas for it and frowning upon imperfections, now there's a new pseudo-scientific website being shared far and wide that claims to be able to assess how pretty you are from a photograph.
Anaface (short for Analyze Face) asks users to upload a photo of themselves and then set 17 markers on different parts of their face including the eyes, mouth and jawline, before using an algorithm to 'rank' your looks out of 10.
The service has already had over 100,000 shares on social media, despite being predicated on pretty insubstantial logic.
"The algorithm we use is based on a combination of neo-classical beauty measures, substantial research and statistical analysis," creator Bryan Cooley told The Daily Mail, but really how accurate can a test be for something so subjective? Gotta do something about those ears, Aaron Paul
Anaface provides users with comments about exactly what is 'wrong' with their face, noting things like "poor horizontal symmetry" and "ears being too long for your nose".
Emma Watson for instance (who scored 8.21), it sees as having "a mouth too wide for her nose".
While good symmetry and well-proportioned features might make for a statuesque look, the service fails to take into account the imperfections that make humans beautiful however, as well as little things like, say, personality, charisma, intelligence and charm.
If this isn't enough to convince you of its limitations however, then just keep in mind that the Blobfish managed a 4.8.
- 1 Hair loss explained: How and why men go bald
- 2 Game of Thrones season 6: Jon Snow theorists believe the Stark may have a twin sister
- 3 Artist takes LSD, draws herself over different stages of the 9-hour trip to show its effects
- 4 A pint of water every day is the key to losing weight, scientists say
- 5 Russia 'accidentally reveals' number of its soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine
Most expensive city to live in for expatriates: Luanda, Angola takes number one spot with Hong Kong and Zurich in top three
Video of Irish 'professional boxer' fighting Istanbul neighbourhood goes viral in Turkey
Irish tourist filmed fighting with shopkeepers in Turkey says they 'messed with the wrong man'
House of Lords: Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal get peerages
Moody neurotics are more likely to be creative geniuses, study says
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
£13000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Would you like to be part of a ...
£19000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This IT and Telecoms company ar...
£23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The Visitor Fundraising Team is responsi...
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity to join ...