THE SCIENCE OF KISSING

If that first kiss is a miss, two thirds of women will end a budding relationship. That is just one of the facts about kissing from author Sheril Kirschenbaum in her book "The Science Of Kissing." Here are some facts from her book:
  • The science of kissing, yup, it is a bona fide science, is called philematology. 
  • The movie with the most kisses is Don Juan (1926) in which John Barrymore and Mary Astor locked lips 127 times. 
  • Passionate kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute or a whopping 384 calories an hour. 
  • Kissing is great for dental health. The anticipation of a smooch increases the flow of saliva, giving the teeth a plaque blasting bath. 
  • Under the Hays Code (1930-1968) actor kissing in American movies had to be sitting or standing, not lying down. 
  • And finally, when people kiss, they exchange between 10 million and 1 billion bacteria yet most of us live through it.

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