Why do we kiss under mistletoe? - Carlos Reif by TED-Ed   1 year ago


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The sight of mistletoe may either send you scurrying or, if you have your eye on someone, awaiting an opportunity beneath its snow-white berries. But how did the festive tradition of kissing under mistletoe come about? Carlos Reif explains how this long-lived custom intertwines the mythology and biology of this intriguing plant.

Lesson by Carlos Reif, animation by CUB Animation.