The world thinks of San Franciscans as happy-go-lucky hippies with flowers in our hair and it turns out that the world is right! According to a new global perception survey by GFK Custom Research, San Francisco is the 7th happiest city in the world and the only happy city in America. If you’re not convinced, just think about Full House patriarch Bob Saget during his fictional stay in San Francisco (he was cheerful! he loved to clean and gently discipline!) and the years after (he curses! he seems sad!). I rest my case. Kudos to Space Chimp Media for creating such a beautiful graphic to go along with this groundbreaking SF-smiles-harder-than-you discovery!
Emmanuel Hapsis received his MFA in creative writing from California College of the Arts. When he's not editing or writing for KQED Pop, he spends his time wondering if he should start a commune and petting all the stray cats.