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PDA Was Forbidden in Renaissance Italy2 of 10
In 16th century Naples, kissing was punishable by death. We bet there were a lot of unhappy women.
Longest Kiss Ever3 of 10
The world record for longest kiss goes to Nikola Matovic and Kristina Reinhart for a session lasting 32 hours and 7 minutes. No word on whether they got food and bathroom breaks.
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Kissing Customs Vary Globally4 of 10
Kissing people on both cheeks as a greeting is a custom in many parts of the world, and both Eskimos and Egyptians "kiss" by rubbing noses. Certain African tribes literally kiss the ground of their leaders.
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A Word on the Head Tilt5 of 10
About two-thirds of people tip their heads to the right when kissing. Some believe this tendency starts in the womb before you’re born. Or maybe it's a product of your first-kiss trauma — you know, when you bumped noses and ended up kissing his ear.
Let’s Talk Science6 of 10
Kissing generally uses one muscle, called the orbicularis oris, which is responsible for puckering your lips when you kiss. The science of kissing itself is called philematology.
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About That Blarney Stone7 of 10
Kissing the famed Irish stone is not easy. You must sit with your back facing the stone (as someone holds your feet); then you lean back, hold the handrail and lower yourself 'til you can reach.
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Making Out Can Be a Workout8 of 10
Kissing for one minute burns 26 calories. So enjoy that chocolate cake — and make up for it later with an extended make-out session with your partner.
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The Meaning of XOXO9 of 10
You may have doodled XOXO in your high school notebooks, but did you know what it meant? In the Middle Ages, people would often sign their names with an X, as much of the population was illiterate. Afterwards, they would kiss the document.
Kissing Makes You Live Longer10 of 10
Sure, sucking face has been blamed for the rise of mono and the transmission of other unsavory diseases. But a study shows that men live up to five years longer if they kiss their wives before going to work.
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