Test Your Kissing Knowledge!

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!

 

The Questions:

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…

A)    14
B)    16
C)    18

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
C)   gab

 

Next: The Answers!

The Answers:

1. True or False?  Kissing can cause cavities.

True. If you kiss someone who may have bad bacteria in his/her mouth, their saliva could pass the bacteria on to you, thereby causing cavities. On the other hand, according to Dr. Liechtung, others believe that kissing may actually prevent cavities since saliva is the body’s natural way of cleaning the mouth.

2. True or False?  You burn 5 calories in a one-minute kiss.

False. The average one-minute kiss burns 26 calories.  Kiss those calories goodbye!

3. True or False?  The average woman will kiss 25 guys before she’s married.

Answer:

False. Start your engines!  The average woman will kiss 79 guys before she’s married.

4. The average person will spend approximately this much time kissing in their lifetime:

A)   2 days
B)   2 weeks
C)   2 months

Answer:

B) The average person will spend an estimated two entire weeks of their life kissing.   That’s 20,160 minutes kissing in a lifetime.

5.   50% of all people have their first kiss before the age of…

A)    14
B)    16
C)    18

Answer:

A) 14

6.  True or False? Only 60% of people in the world engage in kisses on the lips.

False. Ninety percent of people in the world engage in kisses on the lips. People in other cultures, such as Eskimos, rub noses.

7. True or False?  The record for kissing is held by Alfred Wolfram, who kissed 800 people in 8 hours.

False. In September 1990 Alfred Wolfram kissed 8,001 people in 8 hours – over 16 people a minute – at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.

8. What was the first film to show a couple kissing?

A)   Casablanca (1942)
B)   Romeo and Juliette (1968)
C)   The Kiss (1896)

Answer:

C) John C. Rice kissed May Irwin in 1896 and became the first couple to be recorded kissing in the film The Kiss.

9. True or False?  In all countries, anyone over the age of 14 can kiss, with consent.

Answer:

False. In December 2007, South Africa Banned Kissing involving anyone under the age of 16, regardless of consent.

10. Any person who kisses the Blarney Stone will be endowed with the gift of:

A)   great kissing
B)   soft lips
C)   gab (great speaking skills and flattery)

Answer:

C) According to legend, any person who kisses the Blarney Stone in the Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland, will be endowed with the gift of gab.

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To keep your mouth kissable, Dr. Liechtung suggests daily brushing and an annual visit to your dentist for a check-up.  For additional information please go to www.ManhattanDentalArts.com.

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The Art of Kissing
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89 comments

Alan Lambert
Alan` Lambert2 years ago

I knew most of those, but I'm a triviatist.

Val M.
Val M.2 years ago

Thanks

Patricia H.
Patricia H.2 years ago

thanks for sharing

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson2 years ago

well I sucked at this lol

Danial W.
Past Member 2 years ago

interesting

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Olivia S.
Past Member 2 years ago

Interesting, thanks...but how many women know how many men they have kissed before they get married? And only 2 weeks kissing??...maybe some cultures, but I bet the French can put that number to shame.

Julie F.
Julie F.2 years ago

fun

federico bortoletto

Interessante!!