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10 Shocking Facts About Kissing

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The Head Tilt

Scientists in Germany with nothing better to do studied kissing couples and found that about two-thirds tilt their head to the right before a kiss.

They came to this conclusion after studying 224 couples in Germany, Turkey, and the U.S.

Hmmm… We’re wondering if it has anything to do with being a left or right-handed. What do you think?

Side to Side Every person tilts his or her heads to one side or the other when kissing

The Tilt Starts in the Womb You develop your tilt in the womb.

Kissing Produces Dopamine When you kiss someone for the first time, your neurotransmitter dopamine spikes. This makes you crave more.

It also can make you lose your appetite and make it hard for you to sleep.

Kissing Makes Your Pupils Dilate Think that’s why we close our eyes? Creepy

Kissing Can Increase Your Life Expectancy Kissing lowers blood pressure by regulating the heartbeat.

Kiss More! It also combats tooth decay, eases allergies, and protects against certain infections.

Kissing spreads disease

Kissing may be fun, but it is responsible for spreading some diseases.

So be careful!

Cold, flu herpes, and warts can all spread when you lock lips with someone.

Kiss me before you go!

Want to live longer? Kiss more often. Really!

If science says so…

Studies show that men and women who kiss before heading off to work live, on average, five years longer than those who rush out the door without a kiss.

A lot of people kiss.

According to studies, about 90 percent of people kiss on a daily basis. Scientist believe it is an instinctive behavior.


But they also believe that people do it because it feels good. Can’t argue with that one.

Kissing is illegal in some parts of US.

Kissing is fun and good for you, but be careful where you kiss your favorite person.  In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, its illegal to kiss a stranger.

But wait, it gets even more surreal…

Sad Sundays…

In Hartford, Connecticut, it is illegal for wives to kiss their husbands on Sunday.  The struggle is real.

Kissing uses one muscle.

Kissing uses only one basic muscle.  Its called the orbicularis oris–the muscle we use to pucker up the lips.

One minute of kissing burns 26 calories.

That’s right, one minute of kissing helps you burn 26 calories. There are far worse methods for burning 26 calories, so kiss all you want.

World’s longest kiss.

In February 2013, Ekkachai and Laksana Tieranarat of Thialand set the world record for the longest kiss.

They kissed for 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds.















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