Kissing, its cool.

In the spirit of Valentines Day, here are some facts abouy kissing. Because lets face it, kissing is cool. 
I shortened the list but for more, visit my source Random Facts and find out more. You will be a stunner on your next date for sure... 

I think my favorite is #15, my dentist will be so pleased...! {xox}

  1. A woman in China partially lost her hearing after her boyfriend reportedly ruptured her eardrum with a passionate kiss. Apparently, the kiss reduced the pressure in the mouth, pulled the eardrum out, and caused the breakdown of the ear.k
  2. The science of kissing is called philematology.c
  3. The insulting slang “kiss my ass” dates back at least to 1705.e
  4. Lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of the fingers. Not even genitals have as much sensitivity as lips.c
  5. couple kissing
    Most people tip their head to the right when they kiss
  6. Approximately two-thirds of people tip their head to the right when they kiss. Some scholars speculate this preference starts in the womb.b
  7. 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.f
  8. The most important muscle in kissing is the orbicularis oris, also known as the kissing muscle, which allows the lips to “pucker.”b
  9. French kissing involves all 34 muscles in the face. A pucker kiss involves only two.b
  10. The term “French kiss” came into the English language around 1923 as a slur on the French culture which was thought to be overly concerned with sex. In France, it’s called a tongue kiss or soul kiss because if done right, it feels as if two souls are merging. In fact, several ancient cultures thought that mouth-to-mouth kissing mingled two lovers’ souls.i
  11. The Four Vedic Sanskrit texts (1500 B.C.) contain the the first mention of a kiss in writing.c
  12. The Romans created three categories of kissing: (1) Osculum, a kiss on the cheek, (2) Basium, a kiss on the lips, and (3) Savolium, a deep kiss.h
  13. Passionate kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute. A Hershey’s kiss contains 26 calories, which takes five minutes of walking–or about four minutes of kissing–to burn off.c
  14. Mechanically speaking, kissing is almost identical to suckling. Some scholars speculate that the way a person kisses may reflect whether he or she was breast fed or bottle fed.c
  15. Scientists believe that kissing may be a way of exchanging body salts or sebum that form relationships with parents and lovers, just as it does some birds. During mating, some birds chew food, then kiss-feed it to a prospective mate. If a bird’s sebaceous glands are removed so there is no sebum, its mate flies off.j
  16. Kissing is good for teeth. The anticipation of a kiss increases the flow of saliva to the mouth, giving the teeth a plaque-dispersing bath.c

1 comment:

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Wow. I feel so informed now :)

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