Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fun Facts About Kissing

• The average person will spend an estimated 20,160 min kissing in their lifetime.

• 50% of all people kiss have their first kiss before they are 14.

• Ancient Egyptians never kissed with their mouths. Instead they kissed with their noses.

• Kissing helps reduce tooth decay because the extra saliva helps clean out your mouth.

• You burn 26 calories in a one-minute kiss.

• You use only two muscles on your face when you give a peck kiss but you use all of your facial muscles and burn more calories during a passionate kiss.

• Kissing releases the same neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain) as those that are released when you engage in intense exercise such as running a marathon or skydiving. This causes your heart to beat faster and your breathing to become deep and irregular.

• Some theorize that when you kiss a person with the same hair color as yourself, the result is a more passionate kiss.

• More than 5,300 couples locked lips for at least 10 seconds in Manila, Philippines to kick off Valentine's Day 2005. This breaks Chile's old record of 4,445 couples.

• Our brains have special neurons that help us find each others lips in the dark.

• Two-thirds of people turn their heads to the right when kissing.

• On Valentine's Day 2004, an Italian couple made their way into the record books with a 31-hour 18-minute Valentine kiss. The couple beat the previous record by 18 minutes and 33 seconds, however, the man had to receive oxygen afterwards.

1 comment:

Nix Ricafort said...

I couldn't agree more! :-)

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