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Now, onto the post!
An interesting post on Boing Boing about how cars are designed to have "angry" faces, i.e. the headlights and grill on the front of the vehicle are arranged to appear intimidating.
A famous exception to this trend is the Volkswagen Beetle, which I've mentioned before has similar proportions to a baby's face: a high forehead, low-set eyes and mouth, and lots of soft, fat curves.