Kissing is a movement that involves touching a person with your lips through the orbicular muscles of the mouth. It can be a social behavior, hand kiss or kiss on cheek; or affectionate love, tongue kissing for instance. Regardless it is an ordinary, French kiss, or else, this is a token of affection or respect in 90% of the world cultures. In other cultures (sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Polynesia), kiss is not practiced, and may even be punished, at least before the first contacts with occidental cultures.
Discover 15 Most Famous Kisses in World History.
At first, they were hesitant to embrace when the camera zoomed in on them, but as the crowd expressed a loud disappointment they ended kissing.
After the ceremony, the couple appeared at the balcony of Buckingham Palace and kissed spontaneously, to the delight of the spectators.
Prince William and Catherine
Thirty years after the famous kiss of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, on April 29, 2011, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, kissed on the same balcony of Buckingham Palace.
J.D. Thompson and Gilbert Champion
The “Kiss of Life” is a moment captured in 1967 by Rocco Morabito. The photo shows JD Thompson (right) makes the mouth to mouth to his colleague Gilbert champion, knocked out by a power cable.
A few seconds after the picture is taken, Thompson shouted: “He’s breathing!” This is one of the most memorable kisses in human history.
Scott Jones and Alexandra Thomas
On June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, amidst the violence following the defeat of the Vancouver Canucks from Boston Bruins in a Stanley Cup final, Scott Jones and Alexandra Thomas found time to kiss in the street.
The world was touched by their loving action. Show love to your loved ones when others are “spreading hatred.”
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
In this picture of the January 1981 Rolling Stone magazine you can see John kissing Yoko. Sadly, the cover was photographed only hours before the assassination of John Lennon.
Years passed by, but the world can never forget this loving kiss. In 2005, it was elected the best magazine cover of the past 40 years.
In this photo, Pope John Paul II kissed the ground on arrival at Vilnius airport in Lithuania, September 4, 1993.
Tiger Woods and Kultida Woods
They say you will always be a child for your mom regardless of your age. Kultida Woods has proved it by supporting his famous son while crossing the worst time of his life.
When Tiger Woods made a public apology in 2009 for misleading his wife, Kultida showed his support by taking him in his arms and kissing.
Guy Ritchie, husband of Madonna, and Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears ex, who were both in the public, were shocked. Within hours the world was talking about the kiss.
Madonna and Drake
Who does not remember the reaction of the media when Madonna French kissed Drake during his Coachella set? She aggressively kissed him and yelled “Bitch, I’m Madonna.” But it appears Drake and certain fans did not expect the gesture.
Drake expressed meme face and comments that people judge to be unkind. In addition, some fans made so unpleasant criticisms, which led Madonna to fight back: “If you don’t like me and still watch everything I do. Bitch, you’re a fan.”
To appease the situation, Drake also later comment, “I got to make out with the queen Madonna and I feel 100 about that forever.” But that did not prevent the Queen of Pope to fire back by saying, “Don’t kiss Drake no matter how many times he f**king begs you too.”
Marissa Gaeta and Citlalic Snell
The two petty officers, Marissa Gaeta, 2nd Class, and Class Citlalic Snell 3rd, are the first homosexual couple to openly exchange kiss at return of their mission on December 21, 2011.
Marissa and Citlalic embraced and kissed when Marissa came back from a 80 day stay on the USS Oak Hill.
It is said that kiss, which lasted 3 seconds, had served to humanize the image of Al Gore, the then GOP presidential candidate.
May Irwin and John C. Rice
These days, kissing in movie is just routine, but it was not like that in the times of our grandparents. The kiss of May Irwin and John C. Rice in the film “The Kiss”, in 1896, was the first kiss of cinema. He scandalized the public.
The film was directed by William Heise for Thomas Edison, and lasted about 18 seconds. “It depicts a re-enactment of the kiss between May Irwin and John Rice from the final scene of the stage musical, The Widow Jones.”
During the celebrations of the end of WWII, August 14, 1945, a sailor, later identified as George Mendonsa, kissed the nurse Greta Friedman in Manhattan. This historic moment was captured by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. The two show the world that love can exist in time of war.
Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat, The Longest Kiss
This Thai couple, Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat, holds the Guinness world record for the longest kiss in the world: it lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds (more than 2 days…)
This record took place in February 2013 in Pattaya, Thailand. They were one of 14 couples taking part in a contest.