Pattaya Daily News

15 February 2014 :: 13:02:09 pm 82302

“World’s Longest Hugging Marathon” Beats Former World Record

31 Thai and foreign couples took part in a world record attempt to break the existing hugging world record at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not in The Royal Garden Shopping Centre. The attempt was held on Valentine’s Day which is the day of love.
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PATTAYA – February 14, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 3.40 p.m., at Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya department store, Mr. Itthiphol Khunpluem (the Lord Mayor of Pattaya city) attended the ceremony for the winning lovers of the “World’s Longest Hugging Marathon ” Mr. Somporn Narksuetrong (the Vice President of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, Pattaya city) welcomed him.

On the afternoon of February 13, 2014 Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Pattaya city, had set up the “World’s Longest hugging Marathon” where contestants had to hug each other for the longest time on Valentine’s Day. There were prizes totalling over 300,000 THB and the winning lovers were recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. There were 31 couples Thai and foreign that competed in the contest.

The winning couple hugged each other for 26 hours 26 minutes and 26 seconds that broke the former world record of a British couple in March 2013 who set a time of 25 hours 22 minutes and 26 seconds. The 31 winning lovers received prizes and they were recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the lovers that could hug each other for the longest time in the world.

Reporter : Samart   Photo : Samart   Category : Community News

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