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How to raise one eyebrow?

Asked by gamefu91 (591points) January 3rd, 2011

How to raise one eyebrow?
Tell me how can I do it? What are the steps?

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Deja_vu's avatar

When I try to raise a single eyebrow, I look constipated. Either you can do it or not. If you can’t by now in your life… C’est la vie!

ucme's avatar

Watch any scene from any one of Roger Moore’s movies. The guy has this little trick perfected.

Pandora's avatar

Use you finger to poke one side up if you can’t do it naturally. :P

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@ucme Or a Star Trek movie. Leonard Nemoy has it down as Spock.

ucme's avatar

@Dr_Dredd Yeah, their eyebrows display a fine range of acting prowess. Moore’s has won several awards for a supporting role, allegedly.

Summum's avatar

There are certain traits that are hereditary and you either can do them or not. Rolling your tongue is one of them.

janbb's avatar

I think it is something you can do or not based on heredity. They say the sign of a natural actor is the ability to raise one eyebrow.

filmfann's avatar

Freida Kahlo could do it by getting on her tip-toes.

lifeflame's avatar

Frown with both eyebrows, and then release one up.
Once you isolate the muscle involved you can get it.
However, I have not figured out yet how people raise, for example, just the tip end of one eyebrow.

downtide's avatar

I can only do it by pushing one up with my finger. However I can roll my tongue.

Supacase's avatar

I can really only do it with my left eyebrow and it has always come naturally. In fact, it is part of the family you’re in a load of trouble when we get home look. It is also my bullshit-o-meter and I have no control over it

gamefu91's avatar

@Summum rolling tongue? what is this o.O
@downtide wow! just a bit of rounding or complete rolling? It would be cool,no?
@Supacase lucky dude! :(

gailcalled's avatar

I was born able to do this with the left one.

It’s like whistling through your thumb and pointer finger. In spite of the how-to-videos and a lot of spitting, I can not learn how.

downtide's avatar

@gamefu91 I can roll it into a tube so well that I can suck a drink through it. :-D

everephebe's avatar

When I was younger Spock taught me. But I only can do one.

faye's avatar

I can raise my left eyebrow- perfected it during some boring class in junior high, but I can’t whistle or roll my tongue. I can do Spock’s finger greeting.

wundayatta's avatar

There’s a complicated technique involving contact lens cleaner, french fries and a box of condoms, but I’m not sure I could do it justice in the space fluther provides.

everephebe's avatar

I take that back, I can raise both left and right eyebrows, seperately. I’ve been practicing in the mirror today.

Never tried to do what @downtide said. Just did and so can I! Strawtongue!

Jeruba's avatar

My brother practiced at length in front of a mirror when he was a teenager. For some reason it totally derails me every time he does it. My son learned the trick also. I think maybe you have to have an inborn capability and then enhance it with practice, just like any other great natural talent.

I can wiggle my nose and roll my tongue. Both took practice. My husband can wiggle his ears and do this weird rubber-mouth thing that I can’t even describe. My son can cross his eyes. Ah, what a gifted bunch we are.

stevenb's avatar

I can raise either, roll tongue to shoot spit-wads, use as straw, etc, cross my eyes, cross one eye, move one eye in circles while the other is crossed, etc, but I’ll be damned if I can describe how to do it. Best I can say is stand in front of a mirror and practice. Use the force maybe, or, email Chuck Norris. I hear he doesn’t actually raise one eyebrow though, he just uses the other one to push the whole planet down.

Jeruba's avatar

GA for the Chuck Norris line, @stevenb.

Kardamom's avatar

Alan Rickman as Severus Snape does a pretty good job. He and Leonard Nimoy as Spock could have a great contest!

IHateMusic's avatar

I learned by practicing in the mirror a few minutes each day. A trick is to hold down one eyebrow while trying to raise the other. I don’t know exactly what it does, but it helped me learn.
I can raise my left eyebrow pretty well, but when I try to raise my right, my left always goes up a bit.

Plone3000's avatar

I can only do my left one.

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