465 couples share spaghetti strands for romantic world record attempt

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Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A German restaurant chain gathered 465 couples to recapture a romantic Guinness World Record for the most people eating a single piece of spaghetti simultaneously.

Vapiano originally set the record in 2020 to celebrate a new dish called "Italian Kiss," which is a term for when two people share a single strand of pasta until it either breaks or ends with the eaters' lips touching.


The Italian kiss was brought into popular culture in a famous scene from 1955 Disney film Lady and the Tramp.

Vapiano's record was later broken by a group of 433 couples and the chain decided to take it back with the help of 465 couples gathered at the Tempelhof airport hangar in Berlin.

The record required each spaghetti strand consumption to end in a kiss, and the couples had to complete the process within 30 seconds of starting.

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