Friday, April 17, 2009

Ten Quirky Kissing Facts

My daughter found this on msn lifestyles. I got a kick out of it so am sharing it with you all!

Think you know a thing or two about kissing? You probably do. But the facts below are so off the beaten path, we’ll bet you don’t know them all — and they could come in handy. Not only could they provide some "did you know…?" chit chat, but they’ll help you see all the benefits a satisfying lip lock can bring into your life. Happy smooching!

1. Two out of every three couples turn their heads to the right when they kiss.

2. A simple peck uses two muscles; a passionate kiss, on the other hand, uses all 34 muscles in your face. Now that’s a rigorous workout! (Looking for a new exercise program?)

3. Like fingerprints or snowflakes, no two lip impressions are alike.

4. Kissing is good for what ails you. Research shows that the act of smooching improves our skin, helps circulation, prevents tooth decay, and can even relieve headaches. (There goes that excuse:-)

5. The average person spends 336 hours of his or her life kissing.

6. Ever wonder how an “X” came to represent a kiss? Starting in the Middle Ages, people who could not read used an X as a signature. They would kiss this mark as a sign of sincerity. Eventually, the X came to represent the kiss itself.

7. Talk about a rush! Kissing releases the same neurotransmitters in our brains as parachuting, bungee jumping, and running.

8. The average woman kisses 29 men before she gets married. (Are they serious? Listen up my dear, sweet daughters--none of you had better even get close to "average"!)

9. Men who kiss their partners before leaving for work average higher incomes than those who don’t. (Now that is financial advice I can get excited about!)

10. The longest kiss in movie history was between Jane Wyman and Regis Tommey in the 1941 film, You’re in the Army Now. It lasted 3 minutes and 5 seconds. So if you’ve beaten that record, it’s time to celebrate!



LisAway said...

Now THOSE are some interesting facts. :)

I wanted to respond to your questions by email, but you don't have your address on your profile so I'll just tell you that I met my husband at BYU (in my sidebar there's a link to the story of how we met and also of why we're in Poland). And I'm wanting to know who your nephew is. Maybe we know him, especially if he served in Southern Poland or if he was here when my husband was in the mission presidency.

So nice to meet you!

Jenny-Jenny said...

Great information! Glad to know I can help my man get rich!

Anonymous said...


i love me some good kissin!!!

The Ballstaedt's said...

Thanks for the laugh!

MissKris said...

Wow so how many boys do I have to kiss to be way above average? I never do things half way.

Momza said...

What a fun post! Thanks too for your "two-cents" on my blog about letting my 18 yo go flying with another 18 yo...the jury is still out--but I'm leaning towards keeping her "grounded".
But don't tell her that.

Dave and Camille said...

Haha... I'm guessing Kris provided you with this info. Too funny! I guess I'll just have to deal with being below average. :) Can't wait to see how Kristen excels!! :)

Lisa said...

Fun post!

NatureGirl said...

This was the best post EVER!!!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

My goodness, I better go find my husband right now! WE may have a whole new HOBBY! I sure didn't fit into the average before marriage statistics, and MY girls better not even come close either - ha!