French Kiss Off
A group of 100 or so people gathered in New York City's Union Square over the weekend to try and break the world record for the longest chain kiss. Participants gathered in a circle and proceeded to lock lips with the person to their left and to their right.
The event was organized by a couple of crafty French dudes and self-proclaimed "French kiss instructors" Olivier-Joseph Van Temsche and Rasmus Michau, who are part of the Institut Bonheur (Institute of Happiness). With names like Olivier-Joesph and Rasmus you reckon these guys wouldn't need to resort to gimmicky, I'm in a French Institute, Let's kiss for the record book kind of tactics.
According to the organizers, the event was intended to "spread happiness and freedom". In reality it more than likely helped spread the odd disease or two.
Reuters was there to capture the tonsil hockey fest and filed this excellent report.
The guys are still waiting for the Guinness Book of Records to get back to them.