Couple sets record for longest kiss

Couple sets record for longest kiss

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Thai couple Ekkachai (L) and Laksana Tiranarat (R) pose with their new record after the winning a competition for the "World's Longest Continuous Kiss" during Valentine?s Day in Pattaya resort on February 14, 2013. Ekkachai and Laksana make the new World's Longest Continuous Kiss at 58 hours 35 minutes 58 seconds. AFP PHOTO/PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on February 18, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 18 at 10:50 AM

 (AP) — For the second time in three years, a Thai couple has set a new record for the longest kiss, locking their lips for 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds in a Valentine's Day "kissathon."

Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat from Bangkok emerged victorious Thursday in what organizers said was the longest recorded smooch in history. The milestone must still be verified by officials from Guinness World Records.

The pair, who also won the annual contest in 2011, received a 100,000 baht ($3,300) cash prize and two diamond rings.

The event began Tuesday with nine couples. The contestants were not allowed to sit, rest or sleep. They also had to go to the bathroom together with their lips locked.

Last year's record, set by two Thai men, was about 50½ hours.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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