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Kiss and Tell

A Trivial Study of Smooching

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What makes French kissing “French”? Who played the first game of Spin the Bottle? What compels millions of tourists to kiss the Blarney Stone? And-most importantly-what does Julia Roberts look for in a good kisser?

The answers to these questions can be found in Kiss and Tell-an irreverent miscellany of trivia drawn from science, art, ancient history, pop culture, and more. Here’s everything you ever wondered about kissing, including:

    * Why do princesses kiss frogs, anyway?
    * Who made “XO” shorthand for “hugs and kisses”?
    * Why do people kiss under mistletoe?
    * Is mononucleosis really spread by kissing?

Best of all, Kiss and Tell features illustrations and photographs of famous kisses through history-everyone from the ancient Egyptians to Spider-Man and Mary Jane. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the know-it-all in your life-and also a terrific bedside reader when there’s no one around to smooch.

KEVIN DWYER is a freelance writer living in Long Island, New York.

  • Product Details

  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781594740695
  • Book Dimensions: 
    5 x 6
  • Page Count: 
  • Release Date: 
    February 1, 2006

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