Kissing facts that are surprising, or not so surprising. Kiss facts for fun:
Kissing helps reduce tooth decay. Kissing increases the mouth's production of saliva, and saliva helps clean the mouth thus aides prevention of tooth decay.
In some places kissing is a crime - it's illegal in Indiana for a moustached man to "habitually kiss human beings", in Hartford, Connecticut it's illegal for a husband to kiss his wife on Sunday, and in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, it's a crime to kiss a stranger.
You use only two muscles on your face when you give a peck kiss but you use all of your facial muscles and burn more calories during a passionate kiss.
Eskimos, Polynesians and Malaysians rub noses instead of kissing.
The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing.
You burn 26 calories in a one minute of kissing.
The scientific name for kissing is philematology.
A standard greeting in Europe is a kiss on both cheeks.
First movie kiss - John C Rice kissed May Irwin in the film called "The Kiss" (1896).
Luck o' the Irish: According to legend, any person who kisses the Blarney Stoney will be endowed with the gift of eloquence and persuasive flattery.
Longest movie kiss - 3 minutes and 5 seconds between Jane Wyman and Regis Tommey in, "You're in the Army Now" (1941).
Fifty percent experience the excitement of the first kiss at 13 or 14 years of age.
Scientific studies have proven that kissing can help reduce skin rashes and blemishes.
Our brains have special neurons that help us locate each others lips in the dark.
Husbands who kiss their wives before leaving home in the morning have been documented to live five years than those who do not.
Is a kiss with red lips more passionate?
Well, the kiss is from a more feminine mouth ...