Two New Jersey students set a new record for the longest kiss -- claiming a place in the Guinness World Records with their 32 hour, 30 minute, 45 second smooch, The Star-Ledger reported Saturday.
Matty Daley, 20, and Bobby Canciello, 19, are the first same-sex pair to set the longest continuous kiss record but said there was no romantic motivation for feat -- it was simply a plan hatched while procrastinating about a term paper.
They beat a record set on Valentine's Day 2009 by a German couple by 23 minutes.
More than 330,000 people from two dozen countries watched portions of the event, which was completed September 19, through a live web stream.
Canciello and Daley told The Star-Ledger they had petitioned Guinness to certify the record and were amazed at the impact their kiss had around the world.
"I just hope we can encourage people not to be afraid," Canciello said of the gay-awareness motivation for the record. "Love is universal no matter who you are."
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