Wednesday, August 12, 2009

random facts about kissing...

Who knows why this is my post for today...I just stumbled across this on the internet and found it interesting...who knew?

Approximately two-thirds of people tip their head to the right when they kiss. Some scholars speculate this preference starts in the womb.

The most important muscle in kissing is the orbicularis oris, also known as the kissing muscle, which allows the lips to “pucker.”

French kissing involves all 34 muscles in the face. A pucker kiss involves only two.

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.

Kissing at the conclusion of a wedding ceremony can be traced to ancient Roman tradition where a kiss was used to sign contract.

Under the Hays Code (1930-1968), people kissing in American films could no longer be horizontal; at least one had to be sitting or standing, not lying down. In addition, all on-screen married couples slept in twin beds...and if kissing on one of the beds occurred, at least one of the spouses had to have a foot on the floor. (my how things have changed...)

The mouth is full of bacteria. When two people kiss, they exchange between 10 million and 1 billion bacteria. (eek!)

And to end on a happier note...
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.

So go pucker up :)

1 comment:

J-mizzle said...

I can't wait to lose calories and build tooth strength with you when I get home.