Perhaps the favorite thing for tourists to do is to take selfies or pictures of themselves with the bean. It guarantees two images in one picture. One image is the person with the other being the person’s reflection. The angles of the bean, the curved surface has a lengthening effect on the reflection, a slimming effect that can’t be achieved no matter how intense the diet and exercise routine. Perhaps that is the secret. The reflection in the bean makes us look ‘better’, if only for a few moments.