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25 Amazing and Interesting Facts about Lips | Amazing Facts 4U 

  1. Lip are one of the most sensitive organs in human body having more than a million nerve endings. The only other parts of the body with rich nerves are nipples.
  2. The nerve endings in lips are in fact almost 100 times more than those in our finger tips.
  3. Because of numerous nerve ending they possess, lips are extremely sensitive to touch or tactile senses. This is why toddlers and babies tend to explore new things by touching them with lips.
  4. Amazing fact is that lips do not sweat as they do not possess sweat glands. As the lips are not moisturized by sweat , they dry out faster than any other part of the body.
  5. In absence of sweat glands , the lips can never get a pimple.
  6. Fact is lips are unique like fingerprints. You will never find to individuals with identical lip impressions.
  7. Lips are the only part of the body where the inside extends outside. The same mucus membrane that forms the inner lining of the mouth also makes the lips.
  8. Lips appear red pink due to the blood capillaries that lie under the transparent mucus membrane of the lip. The transparency of the mucus membrane is due to skin on lips having only 3 to 6 layers of cells compared to 16 layers found in other parts of the skin.
  9. Lips lack the mechanism to protect itself when exposed to cold, wind and sun in absence of glands. The only way to protect the lips from these natural elements is to use some kind of lip balm. Lipsticks work equally well in women.
  10. Lip cancer is more prevalent in men than in women as they rarely use lip balms. Women on the other hand usually use lipsticks that keep their lips protected from harmful UV rays of Sun.
  11. Lips grow thinner as you grow old due to decreased collagen production which is a vital protein giving shape to the lips. Another reason is that more fat deposited in the lips as you age and since fat contains only 2% water compared to the 80% found in muscles, your lips lose their thickness and firmness and childlike pout!
  12. Lips are composed of a complex of muscles known as orbicularis oris. This muscle complex also encircle the mouth. For puckering or for whistling or for  kissing, the orbicularis oris needs to be contracted.
  13. When it comes to attracting opposite sex, women with big lips get more attention while women are often found to prefer men with medium lips.
  14. Humans possess a fleshy bump on their upper lips. This is known as the ‘labia tubercle’.
  15. The junction where mouth’s surrounding skin meets the lips is known as Vermilion Border. The Vermilion Border of the upper lip is also called Cupid’s bow.
  16. Among species , only human lips have such a distinct Vermillion border between the pinkish, reddish parts and the surrounding skin.
  17. According to Dr. Bryant, no one the entire new world kissed. It was India where kissing started and then it was spread by Alexander the Great’s soldiers who carried the kissing custom to their home.
  18. Amazingly kissing for one full minute can burn up to twenty six calories.
  19. On average, the typical human being spends about 2 weeks of their entire lifetime kissing!
  20. Did you know that one kiss delivers you close to 300 different bacteria!
  21. Thai couple Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat currently hold the world record for the longest kiss of all time after spending 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds locking lips in 2013 in Pattaya , Thailand.
  22. A survey conducted in France found that women with redder lips become more attractive to males.
  23. Lips are mediums for expressing emotions visually like frowning , smile , provocation , dissent etc.
  24. Studies suggest that the youthful and childlike facial structure of women during puberty and maturation are determined by the estrogen levels in women. The greater the level of this hormone, the fuller are the lips and bigger are the eyes which are considered to be more feminine.
  25. Bell’s palsy is a form of facial paralysis due to damaged facial nerve and you can have trouble smiling or frowning as lips may be paralyzed.Fortunately, the condition generally recover with time.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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