International Kissing Day takes place on July 6.

Competitions for the longest kiss were set in the UK at 31 hours and 30 minutes on July 6-7, 2005. Then on Valentine’s Day 2009, Nikola Matovic and Kristina Reinhart from Germany set a new record of just over 32 hours. On February 13, 2011, a Thai couple, husband and wife team Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat locked lips and began their quest to break the current longest kiss. After 46 hours and 24 minutes they claimed a new record for the longest kiss.

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10_CouplesFeatured photo is from Couples, by Abraham Menashe, available from iTunes