Flowers, chocolates, teddy bears. We all know the universal signs that Valentine’s Day is coming soon.
To get you in the mood, why not share with your loved one the following ten heart-melting world records?
Largest Underwater Wedding
The largest underwater wedding (above) was achieved by 303 divers who attended the marriage ceremony between Ewa Staronska and Pawel Burkowski (both Poland) during an event organized by Orka Group Ltd (Poland) at the Koparki Diving Base, Jaworzno, Poland, on August 27, 2011.
Most couples hugging (multiple venues)
The most couples hugging (multiple venues) was achieved by 5,758 couples during an event organized by Wanda Commercial Management Co., Ltd. (China) in 15 different locations around China on February 7, 2015.
Largest chocolate bar mosaic
The largest chocolate bar mosaic is 18.35 m² (197.52 ft²). The mosaic was made with 1,500 bars of white chocolate and red colored white chocolate (strawberry flavored) by employees of MySwissChocolate.ch (Switzerland) at Zurich Airport, Switzerland, on Valentine’s Day, 2011.
Largest Mural Of Kisses
The largest mural of kisses consisted of 13,316 kisses and was achieved by NIVEA Brasil, at Pinheiros Station, São Paulo, Brazil, on June 12, 2012. The kisses were made on sticky notes that were then displayed a board measuring 18 m² - the mural formed a big kiss.
Largest dance by couples
This large dance party consisted of 5,188 participants (2,599 couples) and was organised by Milka (Hungary) in Budapest, Hungary on June 9, 2012.
Oldest love poem
Archaeologists have dated a love poem written on a clay tablet to the time of the Sumerians, who invented writing ca. 3500 BC.
It was given the rather unromantic name of "Istanbul #2461" and is thought to have been recited by a bride of the Sumerian king Shu-Sin, who ruled between 2037 and 2029 BC.
It begins: Bridegroom, dear to my heart, Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet, Lion, dear to my heart, Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet.
Tallest married couple living
Sun Mingming and his wife Xu Yan (both from China) got married in Beijing, China on August 4, 2013.
They measure 236.17 cm (7 ft 8.98 in) and 187.3 (6 ft 1.74 in) respectively, having a combined height of 423.47 cm (13 ft 10.72 in) when measured in Beijing, China, on November 14, 2013.
Most couples kissing simultaneously
The most people kissing simultaneously is 13,577 pairs and was achieved by MB Produções (Brazil) during Carnafacul 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil on May 17, 2014.
Shortest married couple
Douglas Maistre Breger da Silva (b. 21 September 1969) and Claudia Pereira Rocha (b. 6 September 1972) (both Brazil) when married on the October 27, 1998, in Curitiba, Brazil, measured 90 cm (35 in) and 93 cm (36 in) respectively.
And it wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a big ol' smooch. The longest kiss lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds, achieved by Ekkachai Tiranarat and Laksana Tiranarat (both Thailand) at an event organized by Ripley's Believe It or Not! Pattaya, in Pattaya, Thailand, on February 12-14, 2013. Nine couples entered the annual competition, including a married couple in their 70s. However, it was previous record holders Ekkachai Tiranarat and Laksana Tiranarat who came out on top, scooping a cash prize and two diamond rings as well as another Guinness World Records title.
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