With Valentine’s Day around the corner, here is some kissing trivia, compliments of Marc Liechtung, DMD, principal in New York-based Manhattan Dental Arts, a practice that specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Test your kissing knowledge, and start smooching your loved one!
1. True or False? Kissing can cause cavities.
2. True or False? You burn 5 calories in a one-minute kiss.
3. True or False? The average woman will kiss 25 guys before she’s married.
4. The average person will spend, overall, approximately ____ kissing in their lifetime:
A) 2 days
B) 2 weeks
C) 2 months
5. 50% of all people have their first kiss before the age of…
6. True or False? Only 60% of people in the world engage in kisses on the lips.
7. True or False? The record for kissing the most people in the shortest time is held by Alfred Wolfram, who kissed 800 people in 8 hours.
8. What was the first film to show a couple kissing?
A) Casablanca (1942)
B) Romeo and Juliette (1968)
C) The Kiss (1896)
9. True or False? In all countries, anyone over the age of 14 can kiss, with consent.
10. According to legend, any person who kisses the Blarney Stone in Ireland will be endowed with the gift of:
A) great kissing
B) soft lips
Next: The Answers!