Thai Smoochers Lock Lips for World Record

The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia), February 18, 2011 | Go to article overview

Thai Smoochers Lock Lips for World Record


with Adrian Taylor

DID you get all you wished for and deserved on Valentine's Day?

I hope you did, but I also trust your lips are not as sore as the bruised and ragged kissers of a Thai couple who emerged earlier this week to claim the record for the world's longest kiss.

Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat locked their laughing tackle for 46 hours, 24 minutes and nine seconds, smashing the previous pointless smacker record of 32 hours set by some Germans in 2009.

The Tiranarats didn't act in the name of love alone.

They were in it for the cash and won a diamond ring worth about $1500 and $3000 in hard currency for their trouble.

Under the rules of the Thai kissing contest they had to remain locked in a clinch even when taking toilet breaks, which had to be conducted under the watchful gaze of competition monitors.

Sticking with Thailand, the nation struck another blow for sexual ambiguity this week when a new airline appointed four gorgeous, pouting ladyboys as flight attendants.

More than 100 transvestites and transsexuals applied for the posts.

Among the successful applicants was Dissanai Chitpraphachin, a sumptuous, smiling 23-year-old who is used to flying high in his chosen profession. …

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