Apr 24, 2009

World longest wall

Over 2000 years ago Qin Shi Huangdi built a wall to protect his dynasty. It was no ordinary wall, it was up to 25 feet tall and 15 - 30 feet thick.

Oops, forgot to mention, it was about 5,000 km. long. You guessed it, Qin Shi Huangdi built the Great Wall of China.

Later dynasties added to the wall and currently, including branches, the Great Wall of China measures in at over 6,000 km.

The longest wall ever
Qin Shi Huangdi's Great Wall of China


World's longest time watching TV

On September 13 2005 Suresh Joachim started watching TV on the show Live with Regis and Kelly as part of their 'Guinness World Record Breaker Week'.

September 16 2005, after 69 hours & 48 minutes Suresh Joachim added a new world record to his repertoire of over 30 other world records he currently holds.

Suresh received only a 5 minute break every hour and a 15 minute break every 8 hours. Apart from that he had to be continuously watching the screen.

Apparently he only watched ABC programs, voluntarily, we might add, it was not a stipulation to set the record.


Wolrd longest word (ENGLISH)

So what exactly is the longest word in the world

It all depends on your point of view, but here goes:

Officially the longest word is 'floccinaucinihilipilification' at 29 characters, meaning 'the act of estimating as worthless'.

Then there's 'antidisestablishmentarianism' at 28 letters, meaning 'opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England'. It is often considered the longest word as it has an actual meaning instead of being created just to be long.

Unofficially the longest word is 'pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis' at 45 characters, meaning 'a lung disease'. It was created solely for the purpose of being the longest word, however, it does appear in a few dictionaries.

The longest place name is that of a hill in New Zealand at 85 characters:


The word with the most letters is a name of protein, as a name, it technically does not qualify as a word, but at 1913 characters, we just had to include it. Theoretically these names can contain an infinite amount of characters, but this one qualifies as it has actually been used in a medical journal.

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World's longest wedding dress

Recently, there was an E-Marriage Fest wedding fair in Bucharest April 3, 2009 which was being closely followed by thousands of brides-to-be I'm sure. Another reason it was being followed was because it started with a shot at trying to break the current Guinness World Records
for a wedding dress train measuring 1,362 meters. The gorgeous new train designed by Ioana Comanescu of the "Il Creatore" bridal shop did manage to set a new record by measuring 1,579 meters. The train of the wedding dress is definitely a stunner that is studded with 7,000 Swarovski crystals. It has certainly been a tough job making it as it took the designers 70 days to get it ready. I don't know if any bride would want to wear the world's longest train with her wedding gown as it will be extremely heavy. But if you want to make a statement with this train, it's priced at $5,150.

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A couple showcases what is reportedly the longest wedding dress in China. The bridegroom has contracted a local tailor to make the 200.8-meter-long dress. [Photo: eastday.com]

A bride in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou recently walked down the aisle wearing the country's longest wedding dress.

Her fiancee contracted a local tailor to make the wedding gown, with the dress' train stretching for 200.8 meters, Guangzhou Daily reported.

The bridegroom says the length echoes the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

It has set a new domestic record, grabbing the title from the previous holder at 99 meters.

wedding dress in the world

Jordan, AKA Katie Price, married Peter Andre oin September 10, 2005.

One of Katie Price's goals was to beat the record of 2,545 feet for the longest wedding dress. Katie's dress was be approximately 2,700 feet, a record she has since lost.

On August 05, 2006 a wedding dress created by Cindy Predhomme and France Loridan for Une Semaine Chrono was unveiled in Caudry, France measuring 1,203.9 meters or 3,949.8 feet.


World biggest Whale

So what was the longest whale in the world?

Type: Blue whale
Length: 33.6 Meters - 110 Feet 3 Inches

About 100 Tons


  • Blue whales are about the same size as a Boeing 737.

  • A human baby could crawl through the arteries of a blue whale.

  • The heart of a blue whale is about the size of a small car.

The longest whale - blue whale

Blue Whales are True Giants

Imagine if you were sailing the ocean for the first time, venturing into a place you'd never seen before, and you look over the side of your boat into the water and see the creature in the photo at left. Imagine that you know almost nothing about what lives in the sea, or what to expect from any creatures you might see. This strange creature swimming near the surface is longer than the ship you are sailing on. You might be a little scared, especially having never seen it before and not knowing what it is capable of. You might even be worrying about whether this creature eats humans. The sheer size of it makes you wonder if it can capsize your ship in pursuit of a meal. But you have nothing to fear for this enormous animal is merely a whale.

For many, many years ancient sailors had rare encounters with these gigantic ocean mammals and were terrified by their overwhelming size and powerful tails. You can understand a little of the fear and trepidation they might have felt upon seeing these huge, mysterious creatures for the first time. Today we know them to be virtually harmless to humans and that they have quite a bit in common with us – they, too are warm-blooded mammals that must breathe air. They are highly social animals with complex languages and intelligence. Most importantly, they are not monsters at all, but gentle giants we’ve come to respect, admire and protect.

Gentle Giants

In scary movies the gigantic creature that swims in the ocean, or the huge beast that roams the streets, are evil monsters bent on harm and destruction. But in nature (in real life), the very largest of the large creatures have been virtually harmless to humans. In fact, magnificent creatures such as the great blue whale have suffered most at the hands of humans bent on destruction. Blue whales, as well as many other whale species, have been hunted to the brink of extinction by people from all over the world for centuries. It's only recently, in this century, that we as a species have begun to appreciate the value of all living creatures. We have come to feel that wiping any species of animal off the face of the earth forever is an evil thing for humans to do. Blue whales have been put on the United States' endangered species list. Whalers in the 19th and 20th centuries hunted this giant nearly to extinction, killing as many

as 29,000 in 1931, probably the peak year.

Big in Every Way

Blue whales diet consists mainly of krill, a tiny shrimp that lives in tremendously large schools in almost every ocean of the world. Krill is probably one of the most plentiful food species (outside of insects) anywhere on earth. It's gotta be to keep up with the blue whales' big appetite. A big blue can eat over a thousand krill at one time swallowing them with a tongue that weighs as much as an elephant! Blue whales eat the krill using a special type of filter on their mouths called a baleen. By gulping enormous amounts of sea water containing the live krill the blue whale closes its mouth and flushes the sea water back out through the filter leaving the krill behind for it to swallow. Small fish and plankton are also favorite food items of the whale. It takes about 8,000 lbs/3600kg of fresh seafood a day to keep the blue whale well fed.

Picture of krillProbably the most spectacular thing about blue whales that's bigger than big is the sounds they make. If you have speakers on your computer you should hear a recording of "blue whale speech" playing in the background. Scientists have measured the low-frequency (deep rumbling) sounds they make when they communicate with each other by using a decibel meter. Some of their vocalizations have been recorded as loud as 188 decibels and can be heard as far as 530 mi/848km away. To give you an idea of just how loud 188 decibels is a commercial jet taking off makes a sound of 120 decibels. That makes whales, by far, the loudest living thing anywhere on earth!

Why is the Blue Whale So Big?

Scientist don't really know for sure, but they are sure of one thing - as big as the ancient dinosaurs were they were NEVER as big as the blue whale is. The blue whale is the largest creature to have ever lived on earth! One of the most important reasons that whales have become so large is they have more SPACE - more room to roam. Remember: over 70% of the earth is covered in ocean water.

Another nice thing about living in the oceans, besides all the real estate, is the weightlessness effect of water. If you like to swim or SCUBA dive you know how it feels to be in the water - almost like floating in

space. (In fact, NASA sometimes trains their astronauts inside huge tanks of water to get familiar with working in a zero-gravity environment.) It's the weightlessness of the ocean environment that allows a whale to maintain such huge proportions. Instead of relying on a skeleton to support the weight of its massive bulk the buoyancy of the surrounding ocean water supports the weight of the whale's body tissues. If a blue whale were to be removed from the ocean it would smother under its own weight - a result of the effects of gravity.


World's longest wrestling match

The world's longest wrestling match occurred in 1912 during the Olympic Games in Sweden.

The match that made this world record was between Martin Kleinrepresenting Russia and Alfred Asikainen representing Finland.

Martin Klein won the match after 11 hours and 40 minutes to receive the Greco-Roman 75 kg silver medal.


World's longest year

We hope you did not answer any of the many leap years as you would be way off.

In 153 BC the Romans set the new year as January 1st, but set it at 355 days.

A bit later they reverted back to celebrating the new year in March.

Finally in 46 BC Julius Caesar created the the Julian Calendar and the new year was to fall on January 1st again and last 365 days.

Unfortunately the calendar was out of sync and an extra 90 days were added to 46 BC making it the longest year ever clocking in at 445 days.


World's longest YouTube video

The YouTube website is becoming increasingly popular with normal, everyday folk having the ability to upload their own videos and material. One can visit the website and find just about anything that tickles their fancy. But just how much time does one have to sit in front of their computer watching somebody else’s video? Well, if you want to watch the longest YouTube video ever published, you will need a total of nine hours and fifteen minutes.

Charles Trippy created the video that stays within the website’s 100-megabyte limit. The video starts out with Trippy speaking into the camera and a warning flashing across the screen, “This will be dumb.” The rest of the video seems to consist mainly of Charles just hanging out in his living room with two other young men, a girl, and a dog. Is it dumb? Well, if you enjoy watching people hang out in their living room for nine hours then no. But who knows if that’s all that happens? You need to have the time and patience to sit and watch the video in its entirety to find that out.

Longest YouTube Video


World's largest door

When it comes to the world's largest door, there's not just one, in fact there are four and they all belong to NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center.

The Vehicle Assembly Building was originally built to assembly of Apollo and Saturn vehicles and and is now used to support Space Shuttle operations.

Each of the four doors are 139 meters or 456 feet high, comparatively, the Statue of Liberty is only 93 meters or 305 feet high.

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building


world's Biggest country

Here's a listing of the twenty largest countries in the world by area, in both square kilometers and square miles.

  1. Russia: 17,075,200 km2 (6,591,027 mi2)
  2. Canada: 9,984,670 km2 (3,854,082 mi2)
  3. United States: 9,631,418 km2 (3,717,727 mi2)
  4. China: 9,596,960 km2 (3,704,426 mi2)
  5. Brazil: 8,511,965 km2 (3,285,618 mi2)
  6. Australia: 7,686,850 km2 (2,967,124 mi2)
  7. India: 3,287,590 km2 (1,269,009 mi2)
  8. Argentina: 2,766,890 km2 (1,068,019 mi2)
  9. Kazakhstan: 2,717,300 km2 (1,048,877 mi2)
  10. Sudan: 2,505,810 km2 (967,243 mi2)
  11. Algeria: 2,381,740 km2 (919,352 mi2)
  12. Congo, Democratic Republic of the: 2,345,410 km2 (905,328 mi2)
  13. Mexico: 1,972,550 km2 (761,404 mi2)
  14. Saudi Arabia: 1,960,582 km2 (756,785 mi2)
  15. Indonesia: 1,919,440 km2 (740,904 mi2)
  16. Libya: 1,759,540 km2 (679,182 mi2)
  17. Iran: 1,648,000 km2 (636,128 mi2)
  18. Mongolia: 1,564,116 km2 (603,749 mi2)
  19. Peru: 1,285,220 km2 (496,095 mi2)
  20. Chad: 1,284,000 km2 (495,624 mi2)


World's Longest Fingernails

Sixty four year old Lee Redmond of Utah, USA holds the record for the longest fingernails. The total length of her talons in 24 feet and 7 inches. She keeps them supple by rubbing in olive oil. Since the record was set in September this lady has decided to cut her nails as she needs to take care of her husband who suffers from Alzheimer's.

She hasn't cut her nails since 1979.

A retired Indian photographer from Poona near Mumbai has been growing his fingernails for almost 50 years. He has put them up for auction. His thumbnail alone measures 4.8 feet and resembles a twisted, thin, antler like protrusion. It is tortoiseshell in colour and coiled up in spirals.

Shridar Chillal has held this record for 20 years. His hands are permanently disfigured because of the weight of these nails. You can see the coil formed by his thumbnail in this picture.

Li Jian Ping of Shishi, Fujian Province, China is a close contender for this record.

Li Jian Ping heard about the Indian photographer and was determined to beat him. He has not cut his fingernails for fifteen years and the combined length of the nails on his left hand is over one metre.


World's Longest Ear Hair

World's Longest Ear Hair

His ear hair is 25cm long and still growing but Indian grocer Radhakant Baijpai has no intention of trimming it.

Officially recognised by Guinness in 2003 as having the longest ear hair in the world, Radhakant has carefully coifed his ear-folicles from 13.2cm to their current ear-itching length.

Considered by Radhakant, 58, to be symbol of luck and prosperity, his incredible ear-hair has been growing since he was 18 and more importantly has never been cut.

Source: dailymail.com


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