A Different Way To Celebrate Valentine’s Day
From trying to set a world record for the longest kiss to a room made completely of chocolate, couples from all over celebrated Valentine’s day yesterday in some unique ways.
A couple in Thailand have set the new world record for longest kiss. Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat ( good luck pronouncing that) of Bangkok kissed for 46 hours, 24 minutes and nine seconds early Tuesday morning (February 15th), smashing the previous world record of just over 32 hours that was set in 2009. Fourteen mostly Thai couples started the contest Sunday morning (February 13th), and seven of them made it past 33 hours, breaking the previous record. The winning couple won a diamond ring worth about 1,600 U.S. dollars, and a cash prize of some $3,200 U.S. A manager at the wax museum that organized the contest said, “We didn’t think we would find anybody that could break the record.” (AP)
Also, shoppers in Lithuania got to check out an entire room made of chocolate yesterday (February 14th). A spokesman for the Akropolis shopping mall said, “We wanted to create something special for Valentine’s Day. The chocolate room looks just like a traditional Lithuanian sitting-room.” The 183-square-foot room is made entirely of chocolate and filled with chocolate furniture and decor like pictures and books. It took seven artists and 661 pounds of chocolate to make. The room will not be available for consumption until March 8th when the creators will break it up and distribute it to visitors. (AFP)