Hospital security guard Ekkachai Tiranarat, 44, and 33-year-old housewife Laksana locked lips for 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds, smashing last year’s Guinness World Record by more than eight hours. The romance of the clinch may have been marred by competition rules requiring contestants to remain on their feet throughout, slurp food and liquids through a straw and even go to the toilet while continuing to press their lips together.
“They were very exhausted because they did notsleep for two-and-a-half days, they had to stand all the time so they were very weak,
The pair won 100,000 baht ($3,300) cash and two diamond rings. Organisers said they did not plan to hold anothercompetition next year after three straight years of bettering the record in Thailand and will wait for a challenge in another country