Kissing is one of my favorite moments associated with falling in love. And besides their health benefits, there are some interesting facts associated with them as well. Let’s find out more.
- Kissing style is determined before we are born.
A German researcher observed over 100 couples kissing and noticed that two-thirds of them tilted their heads to the right. The expert believes that this instinct originates in the womb, where the baby’s head is naturally positioned in this direction.
- Kissing requires serious muscle strength.
Scientists at the Rhine Institute at University College London studied kissing couples during MRI scans of their brains. They found that kissing primarily involved the orbicularis oculi, a muscle located around the mouth.
The researchers explain that kissing requires the coordination of a total of 146 muscles, including 34 facial and 112 postural.
- The longest kiss lasts over 58 hours
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest kiss belongs to husband and wife Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat from Thailand. They did not open their lips for 58 hours 35 minutes and 58 seconds.
- How much of our lives do we spend kissing?
According to experts, on average a person spends 20,160 minutes of his life kissing.