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Why does the heart shape in reality not resemble the ones shown in cartoons?
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Look at the silhouette of a man and a woman facing each other and embracing before kissing. The chins meet at a point, there is the upward curve along the jaw towards the neck, then the line of the torso to the point where the the bodies meet again. I believe that is the source of the romantic heart shape.
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I think it's because it is easier to draw. An accurate drawing of the heart basically looks like a clenched fist which wouldn't be very pretty.
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The heart shape we use represents the union of two hearts. If you separate them , they will look more as the real hearts. The hearts we use to represent our feelings is also more interesting visually than just a red lump.
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This is something htat has concerned people for years, as there does not seem to be a starting point for it.
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It is. Have you ever looked at a heart. It's been stylized for art purposes but if you really look at one it has the two rounded parts and it narrows at the bottom. It is more rounded and yucky but it is an organ. Next time you get the chance take a look at a picture of a real heart and you will see the similarities.
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It actually is quite close, with its 4 chambers, and its tapered apex and flatter base.
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it is a whole lot easier to draw. Why is an idea depicted as a light bulb?
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