From Dr. Skye: In (Belated) Honor of Valentine’s Day, A Little Kissing Trivia
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* The record for the largest group kiss was set on July 22, 2007, in Britain when more than 32,000 people kissed for 20 seconds.

* 20, 160 minutes is what the average person spends kissing during his or her lifetime.

* The longest recorded kiss took place Dec. 5, 2001, in New York between Rich Langley and Louisa Almedovar and lasted 30 hours, 59 minutes, and 27 seconds.

* 50% of people have had their first kiss by age 14.

* Philematology is the science of kissing.

* The typical woman kisses 79 men before she gets married.

* A German study of hundreds of couples determined that 2/3rds of people turn their heads to the right when kissing.

* Kissing releases the same neurotransmitters as intense exercise.

* About 26 calories are burned during a one-minute kiss.

Happy kissing!

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