SOURCE: Guinness World Records

February 13, 2007 16:07 ET

Move Over Paris, Budapest Is the New Capital of Love!

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 13, 2007 -- This Valentine's Day Paris is hotly being contested for the title of the city of love, as hundreds of record-breaking Hungarians are proving to be more romantic!

Over 3,600 people are getting ready to dress in red and attempt to break the record for the Largest Human Heart Formation tomorrow to celebrate Valentine's Day. Sponsored by chocolate company Milka, the Hungarians are going to fill the Hero's square in Budapest to attempt to beat the existing record, which was set in August by the Hungarian Blood Transfusion Service.

Hungary already holds the record for the Most Couples Kissing Simultaneously when 5,875 people got smooching on the Elisabeth Bridge in June 2005.

Other romantic records that have made it in to the famous Guinness World Record book (and won a place in someone's heart!) and being celebrated today include the Most Couples Married Underwater Simultaneously when 34 couples from 22 countries simultaneously exchanged wedding vows 10 metres (32.8 ft) underwater near Kradan Island, Southern Thailand on Valentine's Day in 2001.

Mr. Max Reid from Sheffield proved that money was no object for his Valentine's gift when he bought his wife a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 driven by Pierce Brosnan in the film "Goldeneye" (US, 1995) with a complete custom-made drinks compartment for £157, 750 at an auction in Christie's, making it the Largest Sum Paid for James Bond Memorabilia.

And to prove that love and marriage really can last forever, John Rocchio (USA, b. Giovanni 24 November 1903) and his wife Emelia (USA, née Antonelli b. 10 October 1905) have recently celebrated their 84th wedding anniversary on the 10 February 2007 making them holders of the Longest marriage for a living couple. Now that's what we call real love!

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