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Pucker up, buttercup: Thai couples attempt to break world record for longest kiss

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Boontawee Seingwong, 35, kisses his wife Karnchana Kethkaew, 43, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous kiss, as part of the upcoming Valentine's Day celebration in Pattaya, Chonburi province, Thailand, on Feb. 12.

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Bunjed Yomjinda, right, 74, kisses Suwanna Yomjinda, 72, during an attempt to break the world record for the longest kiss in Pattaya, 90 miles east of Bangkok on Feb. 12.

Thai couples locked lips in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous kiss ahead of Valentine's Day in Pattaya, Thailand, on Tuesday. Nine Thai married couples, including including a gay couple, took part in the contest. The winners will take home 100,000 baht ($3,363.08) in cash and a diamond ring worth 200,000 baht ($6,726.24). The current world record for the longest kiss is 50 hours, 25 minutes, one second and was accomplished by Nonthawat Charoenkaesornsin and Thanakorn Sitthiamthong in Thailand in 2012. 

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Ekkachai Tiranarat, 44, kisses his wife Laksana Tiranarat, 33, front left, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous kiss, as part of the upcoming Valentine's Day celebration in Pattaya, Chonburi province, Thailand, on Feb. 12.

Couples in Thailand have locked lips in a contest to break the record for the longest continuous kiss. The current record stands at more than 50 hours. TODAY.com's Richard Lui reports.

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