26 calories (1 Hershey's kisses) = 6.4 calories a minute (4 minutes of kissing) = 5.2 calories a minute (5 minutes of working).
Biomechanics of a kiss
- The most important muscle in kissing is the Orbicularis Oris, also know as the kissing muscle, which allows the lips to "pucker". Kissing involves all 34 muscles in the face. A "pucker" kiss involves only 2.
- Kissing & health. Kissing is good for teeth. The anticipation of a kiss increases the flow of saliva to the mouth, giving the teeth a plaque-dispersing both.
- Signals of a kiss. A kiss transmits smells, tastes, sound and tactile signals that all affect how individuals perceive each other and ultimately, whether they will want to kiss again.
- Kissing orientation. Most people tip their head to the right when they kiss.
- Symbols of kiss. "X"s at the end of a correspondence letter represent the contact of the lips during a kiss.
- Sensitivity of lips. Lips are 100 times more sensitive that the tips of the fingers.
- Types of kissing. The Roman created 3 categories of kissing: 1.Osculum - a kiss on the cheek; 2. Basium - a kiss on the lips; 3. Savolium - deep kiss.
- Kissing is a sin. In 1666 Pope Alexander VII proclaimed kissing as a sin.
- Kissing records. A Thai couple sealed a record for the longest kissing, after locking lips for 46 hours 24 minutes.
- Word origin. "Kiss" is from the Old English Proto-Germanic "Kussijanan" or "Kuss", which is probably the sound kissing can make.
- Kissing facts. More than 95% men & women occasionally like to rub nose while kissing.
- Kissing science. The science of kissing is called philematology.
- Kissing in animals. Chimpanzees even kiss with their mouths. Even Bonobos, the most intelligent of primates kiss too.
- Fear of kissing. Philematophobia is the fear of kissing.
- Eskimo kiss. "Eskimo kiss" is the act of pressing the tip of one's nose against another's in Western culture, this form of kissing is based loosely on a traditional Inuit greeting called a "kunk".
- Hollywood kissing records. The film with the most kisses in Don Juan (1926) in which John Barrymore and Mary Astor shore 127 kisses.
- Kissing in history. The Four Vedic Sanskrit texts (1500 B.C.) contain the first mention of a kiss writing.
- Wedding kiss. Kissing at the conclusion of a Wedding ceremony can be traced to ancient Roman tradition where a kiss was used to sign contract.
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Sources: http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/01/22_kissing.html; http://blip.tv/TheInfographicsShow/kissing=5254886