Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Kissing Facts

1> It is a matter of record that Canadian porcupines kiss one another on the lips.

2>Matrimonial pollsters' studies prove that a man who kisses his wife good-bye when he leaves for work every morning averages a higher income than does the fellow who doesn't do that thing.

3>In medieval Italy kisses weren't taken, or given, lightly..If a man and a woman were seen embracing in public they could be forced to marry!

4>Our brains have special neurons that help us locate each others lips in the dark. ( It's really true too! I've tried it!)

5>It is estimated that the average person will spend about 20,160 minutes kissing in their lifetime.

6>The first kiss ever shown in a movie was in 1896.The movie, was called The Kiss.

7> Hershey's Kisses got their name because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

8>50% of all people kiss before they turn 14.

9>Kissing helps reduce tooth decay.Kissing increases the mouth's production of saliva, and saliva helps clean the mouth thus aides prevention of tooth decay.

10> The world's longest kiss took place on January 28, 2002. Louisa Almodovar and Rich Langly of New Jersey kissed for a record 30 hours, 59 minutes and 27 seconds on a segment of "Ricki Lake".

11> You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.

12> The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing.

13> Eskimos, Polynesians and Malaysians rub noses instead of kissing.

14> Romans kissed each other on the eyes or the mouth as a greeting.

15> In Russia, the highest sign of recognition was a kiss from the Tsar.

16> Victorian etiquette required a man to kiss the back of a ladies hand.

17> A standard greeting in Europe is a kiss on both cheeks - could be two. . . could be four.

18> African tribes pay homage to their Chief by kissing the ground where he has walked.

19>In Ireland, you will have good luck if you kiss the Blarney Stone.

20>Most kisses in a single movie - 127 in the movie "Don Juan" (1927). Mary Astor and Estelle Taylor got all of those kisses from John Barrymore.

21>Longest movie kiss - 3 minutes and 5 seconds between Jane Wyman and Regis Tommey in, "You're in the Army Now" (1941).

22> Beware where you kiss! In some places kissing is a crime - it's illegal in Indiana for a mustached man to "habitually kiss human beings", in Hartford, Connecticut it's illegal for a husband to kiss his wife on Sunday, and in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, it's a crime to kiss a stranger.

23> As early as 1500 BC , Sanskrit texts from India depicted toung kisses and
their effects on young maidens

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