Truth or Myth: you can kiss your elbow

I'm pretty sure its a myth... but why is it that you cannot kiss your elbow?

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Rose K's picture
Rose K says:

Unless your joints will move against their normal direction the elbow just will not be that close to your mouth for a kiss

posted on Tue, 10/14/2008 - 10:51am
Brennan's picture
Brennan says:

well it look like its hard Because u cant bend your elbow

posted on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 1:42pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Maybe if you had really long lips. Or a really short humerus.

I knew a guy named Luise who might have been able to do it. I think his lips were of average length, but he had a pretty short arm.

posted on Tue, 10/14/2008 - 11:24am
maggie y's picture
maggie y says:

I can lick my elbow so why cant you kiss it

posted on Tue, 10/14/2008 - 11:36am
bryan kennedy's picture

Ha, I did some "research," and found that the Guinness Book of World records has to regularly remind people that this is in no way a special feat. Licking or kissing your elbow is evidential quite common. I just gave my elbow some sugar right now.

posted on Tue, 10/14/2008 - 4:09pm
dennisvang's picture
dennisvang says:

its a myth unless u cut it off and kiss it

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 11:17am
fgul1101's picture
fgul1101 says:

i dont think u can kiss your elbow

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 11:22am
Jackie Rabideau's picture
Jackie Rabideau says:

Is your elbow lonely? I've never tried to kiss mine. Truth - You could get someone else to kiss it! And, I would guess some super flexible unmuscular person could kiss it. My huge bulging muscles get in the way, so I can't do it.

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 12:24pm
vang_dude's picture
vang_dude says:

lol i even tried to do it.
maybe if you cut your arm, that might work.
XD lol

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 1:07pm
tasia loc's picture
tasia loc says:

i tried and i couldnt readh it

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:22pm
autumn's picture
autumn says:

Its impossible duh

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 3:43pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

of course its impossible

posted on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 1:59pm
Candace's picture
Candace says:


posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 10:07pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i still think its impossible to

posted on Sat, 10/18/2008 - 12:20pm
tis-chick-s0-fly's picture
tis-chick-s0-fly says:

That is so a myth! Only if ur really flexiable with your elbow then yeah you might be able to kiss your elbow.

posted on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 12:12pm
sugar bear's picture
sugar bear says:

yas, u can kiss yur elbow.

posted on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 12:52pm
bryan kennedy's picture

How interesting! I just stumbled across a blog post about our discussion here. This post raises some interesting questions about whether we are actually having a meaningful dialog here or just posting our opinions into the ether. A VERY valid ponder.

posted on Thu, 12/04/2008 - 9:57am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

okay this is not a myth because i can lick and kiss my elbow i dont care if u think im wierd or what eva its rly true i rly can!

and this is her ♥best friend♥ and i've saw it and its no lie!!
its pretty cool!♥

posted on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 9:20am
luke zanke's picture
luke zanke says:

why cant u kiss ur elbo

posted on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 10:17am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Y r u guys talking about kissing ur ellbow? That is very weard and random!

posted on Tue, 05/19/2009 - 10:57am
Josiah Charley's picture
Josiah Charley says:

You'll have to be a contortionist to be able to touch your elbow with your tongue, because they can reach... well, any part of their body if they please to. But if you feel like your elbow needs some kissing, yes, you should ask a boy to do that, preferably a pretty one :).
Josiah Charley - Science Fiction Network manager

posted on Mon, 12/20/2010 - 4:51pm
Answerer De Logique 's picture
Answerer De Logique says:

The reason that it is impossible to kiss your elbow is that your elbow is exactly halfway through your arm, and the measurement from the tip of your right hand's middle-finger to the other middle-finger is your exact height. Therefore, if your arms were short enough that you were able to kiss your elbow, your head would be bigger than the rest of your body.

Bottom line: Unless you are majorly disfigured, you cannot kiss your elbow.

posted on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 9:33pm

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