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Do selfies make your nose look big? Study says yes


Using a mathematical model, the group found that in a selfie taken from 12 inches away, the nose appears 30% wider than in a photo taken from 5 feet. — AFP

Using a mathematical model, the group found that in a selfie taken from 12 inches away, the nose appears 30% wider than in a photo taken from 5 feet. — AFP

It is the inescapable 21st-century vexation of the vain. Smartphones allow a person to take selfies as fast as the index finger can click, yet from a dismayingly close distance that may leave the subject dissatisfied. 

Don't fret, a team of researchers from Rutgers and Stanford says in a new analysis published Thursday. The culprit is distortion. 

   

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