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1927: Every Kiss Takes 3 Minutes From Lovers’ Life Span (Footnote)

(This Footnote to History article was printed on page 5 in the March 27, 1927 edition of the Hartford Courant, and is reprinted word-for-word below.)

Every Kiss Takes 3 Minutes From Lovers’ Life Span

Gunnison, Col., March 26.— (AP.)—A kiss shortens human life three min­utes. students in the department of psychology at Western State College have decided. A survey in genetic psy­chology showed that a kiss causes such palpitation of the heart that the extra beats of the organ amount to the nor­mal numbers taking place in three min­utes. Figures that are interesting if true, show that 530 kisses would shorten life by one full day and that 3,360 kisses would eliminate one week.

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