April 24, 2014
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Inviting people to pucker up seems to be all
the rage in Mexican cities.
The Mexico City government is urging people to converge on the
huge Zocalo city center and simultaneously kiss on Valentine's Day.
City Tourism Secretary Alejandro Rojas says the goal is to break
the world record for the most people kissing at one time.
The announcement Thursday came two days after Guanajuato Mayor
Eduardo Romero declared his colonial city in central Mexico the
"kissing capital" of the world. Romero was trying to disprove
claims that he had banned kissing through an anti-obscenity law.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the biggest
mass kiss to date came on Sept. 1, 2007, when 6,980 couples
smooched in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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