On Valentine's Day, OUTLOOK shares kissing facts and smooching statistics you never knew, but really should! And icing on the holiday cake will be three star places where few people would resist uttering "Kiss me!"
In 2012 an unusual study was conducted in the United States. Emerged, a man who kisses his wife before heading off for work earns more than a hubby who ignores such a procedure.
278 – that is the number of bacteria transmitted when a pair of smoochers lock their lips. Luckily, 95% of germs are harmless.
Kissing makes 34 facial and 112 postural muscles work, which has beneficial effects on skin smoothing wrinkles. Also, instead of 20 breaths per minute which is a norm for average person, kissers make two or three times more, as a result heartbeat raises up to 110 for men and 108 for women, which causes blood vessels to dilate and enriches tissue with oxygen.
Longest in the history was kissing a couple from Thailand Ekkachai Tiranarat and his wife Laksana. They were carried away for... 58 hours 35 minutes and 58 seconds. It happened on Valentine's Day in 2013/
The average person spends for that thrilling action neither more nor less but 2 weeks throughout the whole life. Although compared with the Thais, still not enough, perhaps...
The first kiss appeared on the silver screen in 1896, in a short clip by Thomas Edison under the straightforward title "The Kiss". The movie having the most kisses in film history is "Don Juan" of 1926 where characters’ lips locked 191 times.
African primitive tribes had no idea what the Europeans were doing while touching each other’s lips.
Despite the fact that in Asia kissing in public is a no-go, and they frown on showing affection in public, in 2004 in South Korea opened the "Love Land" theme park filled with far-from-being-chaste sculptures. Now the place features more than 150 exhibits created by a group of art school grads from Seoul's Hongik University. This evidences that young people in highly moral country are still good judges of love pleasures.
Calculatedly, the average woman kisses with 7.9 men before marriage.
6% of people engage in the act of kissing with eyes closed.
Lest you think that all those facts we have put out of a hat, for your information, there is a science "philematology" which focuses on studying kisses.
If you are still reading, and have not pucker up to your lovers to enrich tissue with oxygen, then meet our selection of three exciting place for a great smooch. And it's not all about beautiful landscape, but history.
Ellis Island, USA
For many years this piece of land situated in the bay of New York was an inspection station through which all immigrants coming to the United States were required to pass. Most people awaiting their relatives and friends could not hold back emotions and new arrivals were greeted typically with tears, hugs and kisses. So the military facility was colloquially nicknamed with a simple and true title "The Kissing Post".
Père Lachaise Cemetery, France
It would seem not the most romantic destination. However, local cleaners are sure to complain how tired they are to wipe away lipstick traces covering the tomb of Oscar Wilde. In 2011 the glass barrier has been erected around the tomb to discourage "vandalism" from adoring fans. As you know, the author got imprisoned for misdeeds including kisses with men.
The Kissing Bridge, Canada
This cute "shed over water" built in 1881, as if would have been created for intimate pleasures. Fabulous lightening filling this shaky and shabby bridge makes it pretty romantic. The construction is best known for being the last remaining historical covered bridge in Ontario. By the way, according to one legend a wealthy and married industrialist ordered to build this crossing to kiss his lover hiding passion from prying eyes.
There are so many things that Italy mixes in its cauldron: gondolas that travel along olive-green rivers, scorching sun that, like a juice, flows into the bottle of Pisa Tower, entwined spagetti of streets and crusts of squares covered in a mixture of Italian herbs and dialects. Also, it has ducks in its teasury. Oh yes, it is these creatures that allow you feel a flavor of genine national distinctive. And this ducktale is over thirty years old.
Till the beginning of 2019 there is little time that’s why in case one hasn’t decided yet where and how to celebrate the most popular holiday on our planet, Outlook offers the list of the brightest cities for the celebration. There all the wishes and dreams will, definitely, come true!
Christmas arrives with a warm overjacket on its shoulders. At night it brings warm light of the first evening star and in the morning it wakes you up with shine of white but warm sun. If my great-grandmonther’s grandmother had been asked about her Christmas feelings, I believe, her words would have been identical to mine. Because together with a bowl of kutia, generations of Ukrainians transfer their traditions from hand to hand.
Christmas is one of the most beautiful and favourite holidays in Erope and they get ready for it well in advance and thoroughly! Christmas fairs filled with bright fairy lights, New Year toys and shiny tinsels create festive atmosphere of solemnity. Photographer Roman Matkov was lucky to get an eyeful of all this impressive beauty and today he shares pre-holiday mood with readers of OUTLOOK through a selection of photos!
On the 26-th of June 2017 it was an official dinner in the residence of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Malaysia to Ukraine. The day of breaking the fast Id al-fitr is Islamic holiday celebrated in honor of ending of the fast in the month Ramadan. It is celebrated in the first day of month Shavval.
The Embassy of Argentinean republic in Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Alberto Hose Alonso organized an official reception in Kyiv dedicated to the Nation Day or Day of memory of May Revolution.
The Embassy of Turkmenistan to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Nurberdy Amanmuradov organized in Kyiv an official event dedicated to the Day of Revival, Unity, and poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy as well as anniversary of Turkmenistan Constitution acceptance.
Are you eager to have a great holiday to excite your aesthetic perception, smell and stomach? Are you looking forward to opportunities for shopping and entertainment, and at the same time learning Christmas traditions of another country? We encourage you to combine all those delights by visiting New Year fairs which are an integral part of celebration in most of Europe. Being strict in everyday life, but vibrant on holidays, Germany is an excellent holiday destination.
In the capital of Ukraine the official celebration of 25-th anniversary of independence of Tajikistan happened. The holiday was organized by the embassy of Tajikistan in Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Mr Fayzulo Halboboev.
Today in Ukraine the Muslims celebrated holiday of the first meal after feast Eid al-Fitr (Oraza baýramy). The festive prayer happened in Kyiv cathedral mosque Ar-Rahma. This year there was a record number of those who decided to make holy namaz, particularly, more than three thousand Muslims.
On the threshold of Easter in the capital of Ukraine, on Sofiyska Square, sixth Ukrainian Pysanka Festival was opened. This year the square was decorated with 347 Easter symbols that had been painted by artists from all over Ukraine.
On March 21 Embassy of Uzbekistan in Kyiv orchestrated a solemn event on the occasion of Nowruz spring fest that was participated by representatives of the Verkhovna Rada, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Economic Development, diplomatic corps and civil society of Kyiv, representatives of Uzbek expatriate community as well as students and those interested in Uzbek history and culture.
On March 18, 2016 at Pillared Hall of Kyiv City State Administration celebration of international NOWRUZ holiday took place. In 2010 on 64th Session of the UN General Assembly the International Day of Nowruz Resolution was adopted.
According to stereotypes, New Year’s Eve in Istanbul is pure boredom since it is marked with greyness and absence of snow. OUTLOOK by experience checked whether it is true, and now we are sharing our impressions.
OUTLOOK studied the brightest Pakistani holidays, because the saying goes for a reason: people live same way they hang out. An amazing game of history. Pakistan appeared on political map relatively short time ago yet one doesn’t have the heart to call it ‘young’ for it is inhabited with heirs of one of the most ancient civilization.
The winner in the category “the tastiest patties”, main gossip-granny of the house and the mistress of warm socks knitting are congratulated in Polland, where Grandmother’s Day is celebrated today. On the occasion of the holiday we have a selection prepared of both common and unusual special features of grannies of all times…
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