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Five interesting facts about kissing

August 22, 2018

It’s a great way to reconcile

You have heard of kiss and make up, right? The practice even has its own day. Kiss and Make Up Day falls on Aug. 25 each year, or on this coming Saturday this year.

A muscular movement

One kiss requires 146 muscles to coordinate, including 34 facial muscles and 112 postural muscles.

British king once banned it

On July 16, 1439, King Henry VI banned kissing in England. His reasoning? It was to curtail the spread of disease in the kingdom.

It’s actually healthy

Kissing burns calories at the rate of two to three per minute, strengthens your immune system, relieves aches and pains and prevents cavities.

A sustained smooch

According to the Guinness World Records, the record for the longest-lasting kiss goes to Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat, of Thailand, who locked lips for 58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds.

Source: yourtango.com, holidayinsights.com. Photo: Thinkstock

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