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Last Updated: Monday, 11 July, 2005, 07:46 GMT 08:46 UK
Couple break kissing world record
James Belshaw and Sophia Severin
James and Sophia had to stay kissing even while visiting the loo
A couple locked lips for more than 31 hours to break the world record for the longest kiss.

James Belshaw, 26, and his girlfriend Sophia Severin, 23, from London, shared an unbroken kiss for 31 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds.

They began kissing in the Plaza Shopping Centre in Oxford Street at 1115 BST on Wednesday.

The pair broke the previous record, which was set in the US four years ago, by more than half an hour.

Throughout the event they were not allowed to sit, or fall asleep, could only take sustenance through a straw and had to stay kissing even while visiting the toilet.

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