If a good ol' fashion handshake is boring you at work, why not try kissing your corporate contacts instead? From lip facts, to saliva secrets, to kissing benefits, to frenching frequency - we're sure these statistical smooch facts will help you learn more about kissing that you ever thought possible. Pucker up!
The world’s longest kiss took place in New York City, lasting 30 hours, 59 minutes, and 27 seconds. Why couldn't this couple hang on for another 33 seconds to complete the 30th hour? Frencher's fatigue, perhaps?
A typical French kiss moves 29 muscles in the face
A kiss can contain up to 278 of different bacteria, 95% of which are non-dangerous
Couples transfer an average of 9 milligrams of water, 0.7 milligrams of protein, 0.18 milligrams of organic matter, 0.71 milligrams of fat and 0.45 milligrams of salt to each other with each open-mouthed kiss
Smooching can lead to "hot kissing disease" AKA interinfection of pulmonary tuberculosis, colds, parotitis, scarlet fever, syphilis and nettle rash. But it's worth it!
Your lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of your fingers
A real kiss quickens your pulse to 100 beats in a minute
A long-lasting kiss quickens the pulse and heightens level of hormones in human’s blood so much that it shortens the lifespan by almost a minute
One little kiss burns up to 3 calories. The longer the kiss...the better the exercise!
Men who kiss their wives every morning before going to work live 5 years longer than men who don't. Pucker up guys!
70% of people aged 16 to 24 years had their first kiss by age 15, whereas only 46% of their parents had smooched by the same age
Many women like men in uniform. Statistics show that women prefer to kiss:
- 39% - military men
- 37% - lawers
- 27% - accountants (MoneyMan pushes our pennies... and our buttons)
- 14% - athletes
An average woman kisses about 79 men before getting married
An average person spends two weeks of his or her life kissing
Best movie kisses:
- 15% - Spiderman upside-down in-the-rain kiss. Mmmm... spidery
- 11.9% - Lady and the Tramp spaghetti kiss. Mmmm... saucy