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Fun Facts About Kissing
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No one really knows the origin of the kiss. But, the only bad kisses are the "Kiss of Death" and "Kiss My . . . (well, you know)". All the rest, from "The Intimate Romantic Kiss" to "The Peck on the Cheek", are nice things.

Kiss & Tell

You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.

The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing.

Eskimos, Polynesians and Malaysians rub noses instead of kissing.

Romans kissed each other on the eyes or the mouth as a greeting.

In Russia, the highest sign of recognition was a kiss from the Tsar.

Victorian etiquette required a man to kiss the back of a ladies hand.

A standard greeting in Europe is a kiss on both cheeks - could be two. . . could be four.

African tribes pay homage to their Chief by kissing the ground where he has walked.

In Ireland, you will have good luck if you kiss the Blarney Stone.

The scientific name for kissing is philematology.

Longest kiss - 29 hours by contestants in the "Breath Savers Longest Kiss Challenge" in New York on March 24, 1998.

Longest underwater kiss - 2 minutes and 18 seconds in Tokyo, Japan, on April 2, 1980.

First movie kiss - John C Rice kissed May Irwin in the film called "The Kiss" (1896).

Most kisses in a single movie - 127 in the movie "Don Juan" (1927). Mary Astor and Estelle Taylor got all of those kisses from John Barrymore.

Longest movie kiss - 3 minutes and 5 seconds between Jane Wyman and Regis Tommey in, "You're in the Army Now" (1941).

Beware where you kiss!
In some places kissing is a crime - it's illegal in Indiana for a mustached man to "habitually kiss human beings", in Hartford, Connecticut it's illegal for a husband to kiss his wife on Sunday, and in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, it's a crime to kiss a stranger.

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