Recently, I read a fun little article about the history of kissing and with Valentine's Day fast approaching, I thought I would share some of the fun factoids with you!
*Some Anthropologists believe that kissing originated with early Homo sapiens passing food to their babies mouth to mouth. As humans developed, the mouth-to-mouth feeding stopped, but the learned behavior of kissing remained.
*The first on-screen kiss was between John C. Rice and May Irwin in the 1896 movie appropriately titled The Kiss
*Birds and Bees may not be able to kiss, but bonobo apes do. The oft-studied primates, who are closely connected to humans, love to lay on one another after a fight, to form social bonds, or-arguably the best reason-just because.
*As a prelude to a KISS, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley were known as Wicked Lester. In 1973, Stanley had the idea to change the band's name to KISS, while Frehley came up with the iconic design for the KISS logo.
*They may not have been sitting in a tree, but British couple James Belshaw and Sophia Severin achieved a record for K-I-S-S-I-N-G back in 2005 when they smooched for 31 hours, 30 minutes, and 30 seconds. Bet they could have used some of our healing Lip Butter when they were done!
So, pucker up and give someone you love a big, wet kiss today and tell them all of the fun things you learned about it when you're done!
Stay Sweet and Thanks for Reading!