by Stephanie G.
Wanna know what the French call a french kiss? Joanne Wannan’s new book, Kisstory: A Sweet And Sexy Look At The History Of Kissing, exposes the history behind the true great American pastime: making out.
Fact One: The French don’t french kiss– they ‘roulant une pelle,’ which translates to “rolling a shovel.” How… romantic?
Fact Two: While the great Heath/Jake snogfest of 2005 had everyone up in arms, the first man-on-man action on the big screen took place in 1927 (in the film Wings).
Fact Three: Speaking of movies, the film with the most kisses? Don Juan squeezed 191 smooches into 110 minutes.
Fact Four: The longest kiss in recorded history lasted 31 hours and 30 minutes. Hopefully, their make out sesh was sponsored by Chapstick.
And last, but definitely not least…
Fact Five: The unsexy side of smooching– one tongue kiss can transfer up to 278 different types of bacteria; and a lowly peck on the cheek can raise your hormone levels so high that a minute is shaved off of your life.
[via Daily Mail]
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Stephanie is a NYC lifer who enjoys new-age dating, sharp-dressed men, and occasionally acting as big spoon. Follow her on Twitter!