Saturday, April 9, 2011

Heads Up

                                                                                                Julie Kemp Pick

Remember the days when people were simply known as having high foreheads? Now foreheads have morphed into fiveheads. Simply stated by Urban Dictionary, "It's too big to be a four head, so we call it a five head."

Some celebrities on this list include: Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Clint Eastwood, and Ted Danson. Surprisingly, Jay Leno did not make the cut, although most of his distorted head size rests mainly on his chin.

An interesting example is Albert Einstein, who was born with an unusually large head which troubled his mother; however, he eventually grew into it. According to Molly Edmonds from Discovery Health, "Einstein had a perfectly normal-size brain, but certain parts of it were larger than normal, including the inferior parietal region, which affects mathematical thought."

Unfortunately, there is also no link between high foreheads and intelligence. As a fellow fivehead, I was hoping to find a hidden power that I kept covered under my bangs.

Last week Saturday Night Live featured a take-off on the Lawrence Welk show with the fictional singing group The Merrill Sisters. In the sketch Kristen Wiig plays the deranged member of the group who is at least a six head, and has deformed baby hands. At the end of the number when her character has run wild, Fred Armisen says in his best Welk voice, "Is it me or could you show a movie on that girl's forehead?" 

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  1. Ha! I've not heard this expression - made me laugh!

    Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. I never heard that term either, but I guess I am a five head too. Lol - In New Zealand, they don't call them bangs, it is fringe.

  3. I can't say I've heard of that saying, but enjoyed the post,


  4. That was funny. AS a five head I can tell you that we are prone to sinus infections for some reason. My whole family where five heads.

  5. Haha!! I've got to add this to my list of new words to use.

  6. @Talli - Thanks, hope you have a great weekend too.

    @Rhonda - I think I like that better than bangs.

    @Yvonne - Thanks for the kind words.

    @mybabyjohn - We get lots of sinus infections too
    That's why we stock up on Vitamin C.

    @Jen - Thanks for visiting me, I will do the same. Julie

  7. Fellow five-header and A-to-Z-er, here.

    Great post! Thanks, Julie.

  8. I think I'm just a three-head and it's hard to keep the "fringe" out of "screen." I'll be back; you made me laugh.

  9. @Sidney - Thanks, we must ban together as five-headers!

    @Zoanna - Just don't go back to that horrid hairdresser you wrote about for fringe trims. "Fringe out of screen," is quite clever.

  10. I have never heard of "five-headers". I must be so out of the loop!!

  11. I heard that on a t.v. sitcom thing geared toward teenagers, one of the characters wanted to be a model and he was going to do great because he was a five-head instead of a forehead. Thinking about it a lot of people who are successful because of their looks are five-heads. Oh well I'm just a average old forehead.