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Friday, 16 January 2015


The Mask of Warka, the oldest discovered accurate depiction of a human face dates back to 3100 BC.

The Mask of Warka disappeared from the National Museum of Iraq after the 2003 US invasion. A US military mission to recover lost artifacts found the mask, undamaged, buried in a farmer's backyard.

In the first facelift on record, performed in 1901 in Germany, a strip of skin in front of the ear was removed to lift the cheeks and corners of the mouth.

In the mid-1980s, plastic surgeon Thomas Loeb performed the first complete primate face transplant on a baboon. Dr. Loebwas in his final two years as a resident at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston at the time and he knew the facial anatomy of humans and baboons was relatively similar. The pioneering operation took about five hours and was a success.

French woman Isabelle Dinoire became the first person to undergo a partial face transplant in 2005. She had been attacked by a dog earlier in the year.

The average adult touches their face every three or four minutes.

Children touch their faces about once every minute.

Babies can tell the faces of lemurs and other primates apart, but lose this ability as they get older and specialize on human faces.

There are colonies of tiny mites living on your face, feasting on the oil that comes out of your pores.

The human face is made up of 14 bones.

The groove down the middle of your upper lip from the nose to the mouth is the philtrum.

People who suffer from Prosopagnosia or "face blindness" have trouble recognizing and remembering faces

Brad Pitt believes he has Prosopagnosia, including remembering his own face.

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