I read an article on MSN about kissing. Lewis and I have totally different takes on the article. Here is the short version of the article with my notes in red.

10 Quirky Facts About Kissing by Laura Schaefer


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

Seems reasonable. But I do not think that this one matters that much. (Lewis is laughing at me right now.)

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!

YEAH!! Let’s get it on!

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

I knew this one from watching CSI.

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.

Kissing saves on medical bills. That is worth it with the cost of medical these days.

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

Lewis’ comment was that I have already reached that so I do not need to do anymore. My answer to that was that I am not the average person. I am extraordinary.

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.

Just an interesting bit of knowledge.

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

Kissing is like a high.

8. The average woman kisses 29 men before she gets married.

Um…. we aren’t touching this one.

9. Men who kiss their partners before leaving for work average higher incomes than those who don’t.

Lewis says this is crap because men who kiss their partners before work are happy people who like their jobs. So kissing is because they are doing well, not that they are doing well because they kiss. Whatever. (Love ya babe!)

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!

Celebrate Good Times, Come On! It’s a celebration!

*Photo by Pedro Ribeiro Simões