Asking the question, "why kiss?" actually leads to a great discussion. The latest research reveals that each of us has a microbial cloud that follows us wherever we go, records what we do, and eventually may be able to track with whom we interact. In the not so distant future, our microbial imprint will be detectable. Your microbial cloud is more unique than your fingerprint. Imagine that if you are a crime scene - you leave microscopic evidence of your presence. The good news is that a microbial cloud will deteriorate over time. Like DNA evidence the applications and potential is enormous. Unlike DNA, you will not be required to voluntarily submit a sample. So, what does this have to do with kissing?
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Before you go kissing someone, consider this new and profound finding. Each of us emits a unique combination of microbes, some innocuous and others possibly deadly. This phenomenon has been referred to as the "human microbiome." Like the Peanuts character Pigpen, each and every one of us walks around emitting a "microbial cloud" that is undetectable with the human eye. This unique emission is can even distinguish one human from another. This may be more unique than a fingerprint.