14 Feb '11, 12pm

Thai 'kissathon' claims new world record

Thai 'kissathon' claims new world record

BANGKOK - Seven amorous but exhausted couples smooched their way to a new world record in Thailand on Monday with the longest continuous kiss lasting more than 32 hours -- and kept going. The contestants broke the previous world record of 32 hours seven minutes and 14 seconds set in Germany and were vying to become the last ones locking lips for a prize of about US$3,250 cash and a diamond ring, organisers said. "I am glad we could set a new record," said Somporn Naksuetrong, general manager of the Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in the resort of Pattaya which hosted the Valentine's Day event. "But at the same time I'm worried for our contestants. They looked really tired. We've already prepare medical services ready for them." He said he was particularly concerned about one 51-year-old woman and her 37-year-old husband. "The wife is weary but not giving up. She is exhausted but ...

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