Today is Kiss Day, which marks the prelude to Valentine’s Day. Do you know that a kiss is more than just a passionate moment between a couple? Here are some of the interesting facts about kissing that you might not know-
The term ‘French kiss’ came into the English language after British soldiers saw how passionately the French kissed while visiting during World War I.
One kiss requires 146 muscles to coordinate, including 34 facial muscles and 112 postural muscles. Source
Sudanese do not kiss because they believe that the mouth is the window to the soul and they could have their soul stolen in a mouth-to-mouth kiss.
The insulting slang “kiss my ass” dates back at least to 1705. Source
The world record for the longest kiss goes to Thailand’s Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat, who kissed for 58 hours, 35 min and 58 sec in 2013.