Valentine’s Day ‘Kissathon’ in Pattaya, Thailand Set World’s Longest Kiss of Over 36 Hours

By on Feb 15, 2011 in Asia, Current Events Comments
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The Valentine’s Day ‘Kissathon’ in Pattaya, Thailand has registered the longest kiss in history on Monday, February 14, 2011, according to international sites.

Fourteen couples have agreed to join this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration kissing contest at a beach resort in Southern Thailand. The contest started at 6 a.m. on Sunday, February 13, 2011.  By the afternoon of Monday, February 14, 2011, only seven couples were left kissing for more than 36 hours.

According to the Guinness World Records, the previous longest kissing record was 32 hours, 7 minutes and 14 seconds registered in 2009 by Nikola Matovic and Kristina Reinhart from Germany.

The Kissathon became a tourists attraction as foreigners happily watched the event and take several pictures of the kissing couples. Majority of the couples who joined were Thais with age ranging from 21 to 51 years old. Another pair is a German man with a Thai woman. There was also a gay couple who joined the kissing contest.

The Valentine’s Day event was organized by the Pattaya’s Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks museum which is under the management of Ripley’s World of Entertainment.

The last couple left kissing will take home a diamond ring worth 50,000 Thai Baht ($1,606), and a cash prize of 100,000 Thai Baht ($3,213).

As of posting, there are still four more couples who continue to lock lips with their partners.

Below are the rules for the kissing contest.

  • The couple’s lips cannot be apart at any time.
  • They can drink water, coffee, milk or juice using straws while kissing.
  • They should remain embraced during the entire contest even during bathroom breaks which will be accompanied by contest monitors.
  • The couple is not allowed to sit or sleep.
  • Participants must show proof that they are either married or a true couple.

Guinness officials will have to verify the latest world’s longest recorded kissing to make it an official world record.

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