When we're concentrating, any one of us can pull a weird face. Just catch a glimpse of yourself in your computer screen and you'll see how stupid your expressions can look.
But these synchronized swimmers, jeez. Caught mid-performance as they concentrate on some physically-punishing movements, their faces look seriously freaky and bizarre.
Their contorted expressions combined with the heavy makeup synergise to produce something that will give you ample nightmare fuel for quite some time.
They're straight out of a horror movie, all forced grins or mouths open as if silently screaming—and eyes that look like they've been forced open and are staring into your very soul.
How can such a majestic sport cause people to look so terrifying?
Be afraid. Be very, very, very afraid.