If a good ol' fashion handshake is boring you at work, why not try kissing your corporate contacts instead? From lip facts, to saliva secrets, to kissing benefits, to frenching frequency - we're sure these statistical smooch facts will help you learn more about kissing that you ever thought possible. Pucker up!
The world’s longest kiss took place in New York City, lasting 30 hours, 59 minutes, and 27 seconds. Why couldn't this couple hang on for another 33 seconds to complete the 30th hour? Frencher's fatigue, perhaps?
A typical French kiss moves 29 muscles in the face
A kiss can contain up to 278 of different bacteria, 95% of which are non-dangerous
Couples transfer an average of 9 milligrams of water, 0.7 milligrams of protein, 0.18 milligrams of organic matter, 0.71 milligrams of fat and 0.45 milligrams of salt to each other with each open-mouthed kiss
Smooching can lead to "hot kissing disease" AKA interinfection of pulmonary tuberculosis, colds, parotitis, scarlet fever, syphilis and nettle rash. But it's worth it!
Your lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of your fingers
A real kiss quickens your pulse to 100 beats in a minute
A long-lasting kiss quickens the pulse and heightens level of hormones in human’s blood so much that it shortens the lifespan by almost a minute
One little kiss burns up to 3 calories. The longer the kiss...the better the exercise!
Men who kiss their wives every morning before going to work live 5 years longer than men who don't. Pucker up guys!
70% of people aged 16 to 24 years had their first kiss by age 15, whereas only 46% of their parents had smooched by the same age
Many women like men in uniform. Statistics show that women prefer to kiss:
39% - military men
37% - lawers
27% - accountants (MoneyMan pushes our pennies... and our buttons)
14% - athletes
An average woman kisses about 79 men before getting married (this fact is abt western ladies...so fiker not )
An average person spends two weeks of his or her life kissing
Best movie kisses:
15% - Spiderman upside-down in-the-rain kiss. Mmmm... spidery
11.9% - Lady and the Tramp spaghetti kiss. Mmmm... saucy
Herpes is called a “kissing disease”, because it’s communicated with kissing. In animal world a kiss of a chimpanzee resembles human kiss very much. Other animals (horses, dogs) also kiss, but in a different way..
In Russia, the highest sign of recognition was a kiss from the Tsar.
- The term “French kiss” came into use in prudish America in 1923 as a slur on French culture, which was thought to be shockingly oversexed.
In France, it’s not called a French kiss, but a “tongue kiss” or “soul kiss.”
- A standard European greeting is one kiss — or more — on each cheek.
- Ninety percent of the people in the world kiss on the lips, anthropologists say. Eskimos and some Asian cultures “smell kiss,” or rub noses.
- A lipstick imprint of a kiss made by Mick Jagger sold for $1,600.
- Scientific tests show that pleasurable kissing reduces dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes, and makes skin glow and eyes shine.
- A kiss a day will keep the dentist away. Kissing encourages saliva to wash away food from the teeth and lowers acid levels that cause decay, preventing plaque build-up.
Bad kisses from a partner could mean he or she lacks the ability to be completely intimate.
- Babies who are kissed usually have a greater capacity for intimacy later in life.
- The brain has special neurons that helps us locate our lover’s lips in the dark.
- Kissing can relieve headaches. It creates relaxation, which in turn causes the tension restricting blood vessels in the brain to be released.
- The average person spends 336 hours of his or her life kissing. With each kiss being about one minute, that adds up to 20,160 kisses.
- Victorian etiquette required a man to kiss the back of a lady’s hand.
- African tribespeople pay homage to their chief by kissing the ground where he has walked.
In Ireland, it’s believed you will have good luck if you kiss the Blarney Stone.
Longest movie kiss: Three minutes and five seconds, shared by Jane Wyman and Regis Tommey in “You’re in the Army Now” (1941).