1.The scientific name for kissing, snogging, osculating and bussing is philematology.
2.Just kissing can burn off 26 calories in one minute. ( Interesting!)
3.The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing. (Really?)
4.Eskimos, Polynesians and Malaysians and indeed, Ancient Egyptians, rub noses instead of kissing. ( Malaysians don't kiss? I strongly disagree!)
5.Ancient Romans kissed each other on the eyes or the mouth as a greeting.
6.Victorian etiquette, in the UK, required a man to kiss the back of a ladies hand.
7.A standard greeting in Europe is a kiss on both cheeks or it could be two. . .or
three or maybe four. =)
8.African tribes pay homage to their Chief by kissing the ground on which he has
9.In Ireland, you will have good luck if you kiss the Blarney Stone.
10.Allegedly the Chinese didn't kiss until the practice was introduced by Westerners, and they're still not very keen on it. ( Still not keen? Don't think so...)
More On Kissing, Snogging, Osculating and Bussing
1.Snogging helps reduce tooth decay because the extra saliva it creates helps clean out your mouth ( See, finally, that's why we like kissing=)
2.In Naples, Italy, in the 16th century, bussing was an offence that carried the death penalty. Ouch.
3.A passionate kiss uses 29 facial muscles.
4.Sensitivity of the lips is many times higher than that of the fingers.
5.It is thought that 66% of people keep their eyes closed while kissing.(I think they should too, it feels so right, doesn't it?)
6.Osculating can actually be a beauty treatment. Scientific tests show that good kissing helps reduce dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes. It also makes your skin glow and your eyes shine. [that is, if they're open] ( Kiss,people, so many benefits!)
7.Fifty percent of all people have kissed romantically before they reach 14 years old. (Huh? Really? I fall into the other 50 percent than)
8.Just one kiss can contain up to 278 different bacteria, 95% of which are non-dangerous. (Interesting!)
9.Men who kiss their wives every morning before going to work supposedly live 5 years longer than men who don't. Who works these things out? ( Men, now you know how to live long life)
10.A real kiss quickens your pulse to 100 beats in a minute.
And, the word "bussing" is new to me