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December 29, 2017

Strange But True!

Q. True or False: “Classic film villains display a statistically significant higher incidence of dermatologic findings than heroes.”

A. True. Simply put, lots of bad guys do indeed have bad skin, says Steve Mirsky in Scientific American magazine. Drawing from the American Film Institute's list of the 50 top heroes and 50 top villains, dermatologists Julie Amthor Croley and Richard Wagner analyzed the top 10 members from each list and found that “six of the all-time top ten American film villains (60%) have dermatologic findings, all… located on the face and scalp.” The heroes were free of conspicuous facial flaws.

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