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Did Data ever do a facepalm?

I'm open to anything in the series, the bloopers, the movies, or even just Brent Spiner in costume in other contexts such as conventions.

I've been researching this and I've found every major TNG Starfleet officer facepalming, except for Data.

For example:

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    Although Picard does facepalm, I'm pretty sure that that shot is edited to make him appear with a facepalm. – Xantec Oct 30 '16 at 2:33
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    @Xantec The Picard part of it is real, but the Riker facepalm is photoshopped in from a totally different episode. I have a version of it with Worf too. – Hack-R Oct 30 '16 at 2:50
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    Picard in this shot looks entirely unreal - it would make sense for Riker to be facepalming in this episode (where he is on trial for murder) – NKCampbell Oct 30 '16 at 3:40
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    “I've been researching this and I've found every major TNG Starfleet officer facepalming except Data” — grant money well spent +1. – Paul D. Waite Oct 30 '16 at 12:04
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    I think you should re-open your Vulcan question. It's answerable. Be brave :-) – Valorum Nov 4 '16 at 22:47
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I remember an old interview with Brent Spiner (Maybe Starlog magazine). He said in Data makeup he had to learn not to touch his face. So maybe he never did a facepalm because it would mess up all the hard work of the makeup crew.

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In the beginning of this video, at 0:09, you can see him putting his hand to his face, but he goes offscreen and I can't tell if he actually touches.

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