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FEATURE | by Michael Bridge

 

Maybe a PR stunt to draw attention to a global audience, but some of these world records are hard to believe.

 

Firstly, a Thai couple has sealed a new record for the longest kissing, after locking lips for 46 hours, 24 minutes.

 

The Guinness World Records still must verify the latest "kissathon" for it to become official.

 

Husband and wife team Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat were one of 14 couples taking part in a contest in Pattaya.

 

They were allowed to eat, drink and use the lavatory, provided they did not break their embrace.

 

The pair won a diamond ring worth 50,000-baht (£1,016) and a 100,000-baht (£2,032) cash prize.

 

The couple began smooching at 0600 local time on Sunday and were announced the winners just before dawn on Tuesday.

 

Sticky Rice


The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) celebrated the country’s latest achievement after it set a new Guinness World Record for the biggest ‘Mango Sticky Rice’ at 4,500 kilogrammes in January 2019, breaking the previous record set in Dubai in 2016, at 2,800 kilogrammes.


The world’s biggest ‘Mango Sticky Rice’ initiative was part of the Thai government’s “We Care about You” push to increase arrivals from Mainland China during 2019.


Pre-Pandemic


“Thousands of tourists travelled from China to Thailand to especially witness the “We Care about You” event that broke the Guinness World Records for the biggest Mango Sticky Rice dish,” said Ms. Thapanee Kiatpaiboon, Executive Director of the TAT’s Product Promotion Department.


The making of a large 4,500-kilogramme Mango Sticky Rice dish used 1,500 kilogrammes of long-grain sticky rice and 6,000 ripe mangos. 

 

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Longest log!


The Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment revealed on Tuesday that it was preparing to apply for a Guinness World Record for the longest petrified log in Tak, which is longer than the current record holder found in China.

 

Minister Varawut Silpa-archa said there were petrified logs, or long pieces of ancient wood that have changed into a stony substance, on Doi Soi Malai mountain in the province. The first one was found in 2003, or 18 years ago.


The longest one is 72.22 metres long, the same height as a 20-storey building – compared to the present record holder in China’s Qitai, Xinjiang, which is just thirty-eight metres long.


The record-breaking log in Tak is said to be more than 120,000 years old.


This type of wood is known as Thong Bueng, or Kempas, and is usually found in southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula.


Longest City Name


What's the full name?


Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. 


We think we'll just stick with Bangkok! 


That said the city holds the world record for the longest name of a place.


Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales, with fifty-eight characters, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest one-word place name in both the United Kingdom and in Europe as well as the world's second-longest place name.


4,483 hula hoops


Thailand in February 2013 broke the world record for the most people hula hooping at one time. 4,483 Thais got together at a Thammasat University stadium in Bangkok and swung their hula hoops around for 7 minutes, thus beating the world record of 2,496 people hula hooping for 2 minutes in Taiwan.That means Thailand didn’t just beat the world record, they smashed it.


DIY Guinness World Record


So, if you think you want to add a Guinness World Record to your bucket list here are five World Records to break while you are stuck at home


1.    Most socks put on one foot in 30 seconds. ...
2.    Tallest toilet paper tower in 30 seconds. ...
3.    Most Smarties eaten in 60 seconds blindfolded using chopsticks. ...
4.    Fastest time to arrange the alphabet from a can of alphabet spaghetti. ...
5.    Fastest time to assemble Mr. Potato Head.

 

Good luck and let us know if you are a world record holder?


 

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Not to mention the latest claim of a world record of the 1st person to catch covid from a cat , as per another thread 😂

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12 minutes ago, mikebell said:

The only invisible police force in the world?

Except for when they want to buy some tea!

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1 minute ago, Purdey said:

Still awaiting the first Thai to win a Nobel award.

 

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5 hours ago, Gsxrnz said:

Bars per square kilometre (or kilometer, or mile) ?

Road deaths has got to be up there.

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They were allowed to eat, drink and use the lavatory, provided they did not break their embrace.

 

Thailand appears to be re-defining the concept of intimacy. And this, on the same day there was a post about Thai women who do not enjoy kissing! 

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Record for the most embarrassingly pathetic PR stunts in the world.

Closely followed by military coups.

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9 hours ago, Burma Bill said:

The number of people packed into a pick-up truck??

 

Why are there so many deadly road accidents in Thailand? - Quora

 

The most overloaded motorbikes??

 

The overloaded Thai vehicle picture thread

This one may be a winner.  

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Sorry Thailand.

New Zealand has a longer place name:

Near Porangahau in Hawke's Bay is an unassuming hill known as "Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu", which translates into English as "the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as 'landeater', ...

 

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

They were allowed to eat, drink and use the lavatory, provided they did not break their embrace.

So you could stop kissing to eat and still get the longest kissing record as long as you are hugging?

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On 6/20/2022 at 12:00 PM, hotchilli said:

Road deaths has got to be up there.

Most Dead Ten year & 12 year olds from motorbike accidents ?
Largest Lack of Logic & Sense ? 

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2 hours ago, TropicalGuy said:

Most Dead Ten year & 12 year olds from motorbike accidents ?
Largest Lack of Logic & Sense ? 

That was not what I said... DO NOT TWIST MY POST.

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On 6/20/2022 at 11:36 AM, Burma Bill said:

The number of people packed into a pick-up truck??

 

Why are there so many deadly road accidents in Thailand? - Quora

 

The most overloaded motorbikes??

 

The overloaded Thai vehicle picture thread

In Kerala,India, I once saw a guy on his motorcycle, driving one handed on the beach with a big table and 4 chairs balanced on his head

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1 hour ago, hotchilli said:

That was not what I said... DO NOT TWIST MY POST.

You raised road deaths ….. I expanded on that …. what’s your problem ? 😒

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16 hours ago, CraigInBangkok said:

In Kerala,India, I once saw a guy on his motorcycle, driving one handed on the beach with a big table and 4 chairs balanced on his head

And... Sunday I was very near to being hit by an idiot falang with a soppy small dog on his handlebars, who was also using his phone... moving slowly well over to his left. (Buakhao, no pavement.) 

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