Some were more headlocks than hugs.

How many people can you hug in a minute Hyderabad man has the record to beatYouTube / Guinness World Records
news Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 13:27

Breaking the record for the most number of hugs in a minute, Krishna Kumar from Hyderabad hugged 73 people of the 88 that queued up, all volunteers from a local school. Not only did he manage to break the record, he also left many laughing in their seats. Speed hugging could perhaps be a sport now.

According to the Guinness Book of World records, a hug is where both arms have to be wrapped around a person in close embrace. Well, let's just say that the hugs weren’t all entirely mutual.


Krishna reportedly attempted to hug 83 people, but the “records management team was forced to disqualify a number of squeezes which were more headlocks than hugs," said Guinness authorities.

However, Krishna is a happy man. "Achieving Guinness World Record, I consider as… the highest level of human achievement," he said to Guinness authorities. So take his cue and spread the love, perhaps with a little more feeling and a little less headbutting. 


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