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International Kissing Day began to take place on July 6 in the UK but since many countries have adopted it and it has become the day of international kisses.
The purpose of the day of kissing is to make us appreciate the kiss in its own right. On this day we do not have to do much, just kiss someone (with permission of course).
The kiss exists in all familiar cultures and each kiss has a different meaning. There is a friendly kiss, a romantic kiss, a kiss fluttering on the cheek or a gentlemanly kiss on the back of the hand.
In different parts of the world there are competitions of the longest kiss.
In honor of World Kissing Day, get some facts that (perhaps) you didn't know about the kisses:
A kiss for a minute burns 2 calories.
When two people kiss French, they exchange between 10 million and one billion bacteria.
If you want to avoid catching the flu, a kiss is more sterile than a handshake.
Kisses can cause tooth decay.
The longest kiss ever recorded lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds.
The science and study of kisses is called philatology.
The scientific name of a French kiss is Cataglotism.
The first time two men kissed on the screen was in 1927, in the movie "Wings."
The average person spends two weeks of his or her life (total cumulative) with kisses.
Two-thirds of people bend their heads to the right as they kiss.
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Veterans Day is a holiday celebrated on November 11 each year in all states of the United States, as a day of honor for all war veterans who have served in the United States Army.
Veterans Day is not a day of remembrance, as it pays homage to all those who served in the U.S. Army, the living and the dead.
Veterans Day has become a federal national holiday since 1938. On this day all government non-essential agencies and many schools are closed during the day. Processions and ceremonies are held throughout the country and many businesses honor the veterans.
The national ceremony is held annually at Arlington National Cemetery, where the President speaks in honor of the veterans. Most major cities like New York, San Diego and Dallas have a Veterans Day parade. At many events, such as the church and football games, the veterans are asked to stand and then the audience honors them with applause. Many people wave the US flag on this day to show their patriotism and support for the military. At 11:00 am a minute of silence is observed to remember those who died during their military service. If you meet an army veteran or soldier on Veterans Day, be sure to thank them personally for their service.
The history of Veterans Day
At 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1918, a temporary peace treaty, or armistice, was signed, and fighting during World War I came to an end. A year later, President Woodrow Wilson announced that November 11 would be called United States Armistice Day. In 1938 the Armistice Day became a national federal holiday. It was a day dedicated to world peace and held in honor of World War I veterans. In 1954 Congress decided to change the day to Veterans Day, because of the desire to honor veterans of all wars including World War II and the Korean War. In 1968 the day was moved to the fourth Monday of November. However, it was later changed to November 11, 1978 by President Gerald Ford.
Interesting facts about Veterans Day
The armistice in World War I was signed at 11 a.m. on the 11th of the 11th month.
In 2010, there were approximately 21.8 million discharged soldiers in the United States. There are about 9 million discharged soldiers over the age of 65. About 1.6 million discharged soldiers are women.
General George S. Patton, the famous World War II general, was born on November 11th.
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