03 May 2013


For once, I'm not going to paraphrase or summarize, because the 12-minute video from the YouTube channel Vsauce is just too entertaining to miss.  Narrator Michael piques our curiosity by announcing that the average person will spend about 20,160 minutes (that's 336 hours,or 14 days!) of his/her lifetime in the act of kissing.  Whoa.  That's a lot of pucker time.

But more to the point, how did kissing originate?  Did some proto-human stalker creep up on a comely cavewoman and go all perverted with her?  I mean, if kissing isn't in your culture, rubbing lips with someone could seem a little .... strange.  Watch and learn, fellow philematologists.  Then flex those orbicularis oris muscles and get busy ~ 20,160 is a lofty (and enticing) goal.

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