March 19, 2008
Cutest story in the news today:
CINCINNATI, March 19 (UPI) — An Ohio man saved his fiancee and infant son from a fire after he nearly drove away to work but returned to kiss the baby goodbye.
Kevin Roy said he realized while pulling out of his driveway Tuesday morning that he had forgotten to kiss his 1-year-old son, Koby, goodbye, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, reported Wednesday.
“I just wanted to tell him I loved him before I left,” Roy said. “I pulled up to the end of the driveway and thought, ‘I want to go in and tell him bye,’ because I normally do. It’s just something I do on a daily basis, so I decided to go back in.”
Roy said his house was filled with smoke when he walked back in the door. He said he was able to locate and wake his sleeping fiancee, Ashley Swingley, but Koby’s room was filled with so much smoke that the parents could not see inside.
“I couldn’t even see into his room, and I just grabbed him and ran outside,” said Swingley.
The fire, which destroyed the house and nearly all of its contents, is under investigation.
November 7, 2007
I thought what better way to get through hump day, than a little kissing trivia. Enjoy!
- The average person will spend an estimated 20,160 min kissing in their lifetime.
Ancient Egyptians never kissed with their mouths. Instead they kissed with their noses.
- Kissing helps reduce tooth decay because the extra saliva helps clean out your mouth
- On Valentine’s Day 2004, 5,122 Philippine coupes gathered together at midnight and locked lips. This kissathon beat the previous world record of 4,445 set in January in Chile.
- The Chinese didn’t kiss until the practice was introduced by Westerners, and they’re still not very keen on it.
You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.
- Kissing releases the same neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain) as those that are released when you engage in intense exercise such as running a marathon or skydiving. This causes your heart to beat faster and your breathing to become deep and irregular.
- Our brains have special neurons that help us find each others lips in the dark
- The science of kissing is called philematology.
- There are many strange laws regarding kissing that are still on the books. In Indiana, it is illegal for a man with a moustache to “habitually kiss human beings”. And in Hartford, CT, it is illegal for a man to kiss his wife on a Sunday.
- In Naples, Italy in the 16th century, kissing was an offence that carried the death penalty.
Onur Guentuerkuen of Ruhr-University Bochum in Bochum, Germany, studied hundreds of couples kissing.
- In his study, he found that two-thirds of people turn their heads to the right when kissing.
- On Valentine’s Day 2004, an Italian couple made their way into the record books with a 31-hour 18-minute Valentine kiss. The couple beat the previous record by 18 minutes and 33 seconds, however, the man had to receive oxygen afterwards.