Last week France, land of the French Kiss, fell far short of beating the current Guinness World Records holder for Most Kissers At Once.
At the Guinness World Records’ sponsored event, in Paris, 1,188 people showed up for simultaneous kissing. (I know, you’re thinking, “Best. Date. Ever.”) Unfortunately, they failed to beat Budapest’s impressive 2005 record of 11,570 kissers.
Some Parisians blame the location chosen for the event: La Defense, a modernist business park on the west edge of Paris. It’s been suggested that a better known, and perhaps more inspiring spot, would have been the Eiffel Tower.