Thursday, June 19, 2008

Apparently I need to do more kissing...

There are some GREAT benefits of kissing!
According to Laura Schaefer (click the link for the article) I know of a few more things I like ....

1. Two out of every three couples turn their heads to the right when they kiss.

2. A simple peck uses two muscles; a passionate kiss, on the other hand, uses all 34 muscles in your face. Now that’s a rigorous workout!

3. Like fingerprints or snowflakes, no two lip impressions are alike.

4. Kissing is good for what ails you. Research shows that the act of smooching improves our skin, helps circulation, prevents tooth decay, and can even relieve headaches.

5. The average person spends 336 hours of his or her life kissing.

6. Ever wonder how an “X” came to represent a kiss? Starting in the Middle Ages, people who could not read used an X as a signature. They would kiss this mark as a sign of sincerity. Eventually, the X came to represent the kiss itself.

7. Talk about a rush! Kissing releases the same neurotransmitters in our brains as parachuting, bungee jumping, and running.

8. The average woman kisses 29 men before she gets married.

9. Men who kiss their partners before leaving for work average higher incomes than those who don’t.

10. The longest kiss in movie history was between Jane Wyman and Regis Tommey in the 1941 film, You’re in the Army Now. It lasted 3 minutes and 5 seconds. So if you’ve beaten that record, it’s time to celebrate!

Maybe if I start kissing more - I can have better skin, better circulation and get the rush that I'm always looking for without spending so much money to bungee jump.

Yet again - bungee jumping DOES sound pretty thrilling.

And maybe one day I'll beat the longest kiss in movie history.


ReL said...

Dang, no wonder I'm not finding anyone to kiss... apparently I've reached my quota. :-P

Alice Wills Gold said...

And if you would hurry and commit and get married, you could do so much more than just kissing!