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Thai couple kiss for 46 hours to set world record

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Kissing couples in Thailand

Perhaps some of your Valentine's Day was spent happily in the arms of your lover. Now imagine being locked in that longing embrace all day… and all night… and the next day. If that last thought didn't send you running for the hills, you might have a chance at setting the Guinness record for longest kiss, which was recently broken at a kissing contest in Thailand.   

The competition, which began at six a.m. on Sunday, finally came to a close early Tuesday morning
 with just one couple of the original fourteen contestants left standing.   

Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat, the husband-and-wife team who were able to stand each other's company the longest, clocked in with the victory at an amazing forty-six hours and twenty-four minutes of kissing. While the rules allowed for eating, drinking, and using the bathroom, contestants were required to maintain their embrace at all times, awake and standing.   

Apparently, while true love is not a requirement, it sure helps. Contest organizers wanted "to show that love is meaningful and powerful," suggesting that "It's not easy to stand there and kiss for that long. They really have to help each other and support each other."  

Here at the office, we're pretty divided on whether holding your mouth to someone else's for two days is a beautiful gesture of love or just gross.