Expressing affection towards someone requires a great deal of feelings. And when the feelings start getting stronger the next step is often a close physical attachment which often starts with a kiss. Needlessly a kiss describes the amount of love and care you express towards your other half. It’s that profound enthusiastic motion with which you demonstrate how profoundly you cherish your accomplice. Here are 15 Facts About Kiss we bet you did not know.
#16 The Origin Of Kiss
Kiss originates from the Old English ‘cyssan’, from the proto-Germanic kussijanan or kuss, which is probably the imitation of the sound caused by a kiss.
#15 The kiss from the same sex
The first on-screen kiss between two members of the same sex was in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1922 Manslaughter.
#14 The Sensitivity Of A Kiss
Lips are the most sensitive part of the body which are way too much sensitive than that of fingertips. Lips are made up of many nerve endings making them very sensitive to touch, warmth, and cold. An Erogenous Zone is classification where there is a high number of nerves is present in lips.
#13 The Dirty Truth Of A Kiss
The mouth is full of bacteria and when two people kiss, they exchange between 10 million and 1 billion bacteria. In just a 10-second kiss, one can exchange 80 million bacteria with you.
#12 The Study Of A Kiss
The scientific study of kissing is called “philematology.” The act of kissing consumes between 5 and 26 calories per minute.
#11 The Head Tilt Of A Kiss
According to a study conducted by a Univesity, two-thirds of people tilt their head to the right when they kiss. Some scholars speculate this preference starts in the womb.
#10 The Cons Of A Kiss
A woman from China was admitted for a hearing problem after her boyfriend reportedly ruptured her eardrum with a passionate kiss. Apparently, the kiss reduced the pressure in the mouth, pulled the eardrum out, and caused the breakdown of the ear.
#9 The Difference Of A Kiss
Kissing is act in which most calories are burned which can be up to 34 calories. Simple kisses use as few as 2 muscles and burn only 2 to 3 calories, whereas passionate kissing can involve as many as 23 to 34 facial muscles and 112 postural muscles.
#8 Type Of Kiss
The Romans have categorized the kisses into 3 separate classes:
1. Osculum – a kiss on the cheek.
2. Basium – a kiss on the lips.
3. Savolium – a deep kiss.
#7 The Passion Of A Kiss
Passionate kissing is act in which burns more than 6.4 calories. Kiss burns more calories than work out in a gym. So you can regularly make-out… I mean… work-out with your partner, on an often basis.
#6 The World Record Of A Kiss
You might not know but there is also a world record for kissing. The record for the longest kiss in the world is held by a Thai couple, Ekkachai Tiranarat, and his wife Laksana, who kept their lips locked for 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds.
#5 The ‘Mechanics’ Of A Kiss
Speaking from a Mechanical point of view, kissing is similar to sucking. Some scholars speculate that the way a person kisses may reflect whether he or she was breastfed or bottle fed.
#4 Benefits Of A Kiss
An act of kissing may not be good from others point of view, but an act of 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.
#3 The History Of A Kiss
The terms “French kiss” was introduced around 1923 as a slur on the French culture which was thought to be overly concerned with sex. In fact, several ancient cultures thought that mouth-to-mouth kissing mingled two lovers’ souls
#2 The Statue Of A Kiss
Rodin’s famous statue The Kiss depicts the thirteenth-century woman, Francesca da Rimini in Dante’s Inferno, who falls in love with her husband’s younger brother, Paolo. Their lips do not actually touch, hinting at their eventual doom.
#1 The Stone Of A Kiss
The Blarney Stone near Cork, Ireland is a very famous tourist place in Ireland. Over 400,000 tourists gather to kiss the Blarney Stone every year making it the ‘most unhygienic’ tourist spot in the world.