Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Facts About Kissing - strangefacts

  • You burn 26 calories in a one-minute kiss
  • Longest underwater kiss - 2 minutes and 18 seconds in Tokyo, Japan, on April 2, 1980
  • Ancient Egyptians kissed with their noses instead of with their lips
  • The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes
  • The longest kiss on record lasted 30 hours and 45 minutes. Dror Orpaz and Carmit Tsubara recorded it on April 5, 1999 at a kissing contest held in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • It takes 20 different muscles to form a kiss
  • James Bond is also known as Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang
  • The first far eastern country to permit kissing in films was China. The first oriental screen kiss was bestowed on Miss Mamie Lee in the movie "Two Women in the House"
  • People are more likely to tilt their heads to the right when kissing instead of the left (65 percent of people go to the right!)
  • The record for most kisses in a movie is 127 in Don Juan
  • 8 percent of Americans kiss with their eyes open
  • During a kiss , as many as 278 bacteria colonies are exchanged
  • Lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of the fingers. Not even genitals have as much sensitivity as lips
  • On July 5-6, 2005 a couple in London locked lips for 31 hours, 30 minutes, and 30 seconds, making it the longest kiss ever recorded
  • Mothers who passed chewed solid food to their infants during weaning may have created the first kiss
  • Alfred Hitchcocks’ creative attempt to circumvent Hollywood’s Hays Code led to one of the sexiest kisses in cinematic history
  • "Eskimo" kisses are loosely based on a traditional Inuit greeting called a "kunik"
  • The average woman will kiss 22 men, enjoy four long-term relationships and have their heart broken five times before she meets ‘the one’
  • The average guy will kiss 23 women, have 10 one-night stands, and have his heart broken six times before he finds The One
  • Let's talk science. Kissing generally uses one muscle, called the orbicularis oris, that is responsible for puckering your lips when you kiss. The science of kissing itself is called philematology
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