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MAY 2000-DEC 2017

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Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher are the world's longest married couple.
The James City, N.C., husband and wife have been wed 86 years.


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Whidbey Island in Washington state is always calling itself the "longest island in the United States", or "the longest island in the continental United States", or, sometimes, "the longest saltwater-surrounded island in the continental United States". This phrase and its variations are so often repeated that most Washingtonians repeat it as if it were gospel.

However, these claims are totally unsupportable.
Length is a subjective concept, and the lengths given are approximate. If an island is long, narrow, and straight, length is easy to determine. For rounded islands, the longest possible distance between opposite shores was used. For bent or crooked islands, like Whidbey, length was calculated by drawing a bent line along the island's main axis from end to end. Thus, Whidbey's length in the following chart could be considered a liberal estimate, since a straight line across it would result in a lower number.


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The longest TV commercial (duration) is 13 hr 5 min 11 sec, achieved by Arby's (USA) promoting the Smokehouse Brisket sandwich, and aired on My9 KBJR-TV in Duluth, Minnesota, USA, from 24-25 May 2014. The commercial consisted largely of a single shot of a raw beef brisket being smoked over the course of 13 hours.


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The world's longest air route?
Well, Gulf carriers Emirates and Qatar Airways are locked in a struggle for their Dubai-Auckland and Doha-Auckland ultralong-haul flights. In March, Emirates claimed the title of the world's longest commercial flight, completing the 14,200 kilometers (8,824 miles) to the New Zealand city.


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Paul Geidel. Paul Geidel Jr. (April 21, 1894 – May 1, 1987) was the longest-serving prison inmate in the United States, whose sentence ended with his parole. After being convicted of second-degree murder in 1911, aged 17, Geidel served 68 years and 245 days in various New York state prisons.


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In 1987, Joey Meyer of the Denver Zephyrs hit the longest verifiable home run in professional baseball history. The home run was measured at a distance of 582 feet (177 m) and was hit inside Denver's Mile High Stadium.


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The Los Angeles Lakers hold the record for the longest winning streak in NBA history. They won 33 straight games in the 1971–72 season, compiling a season-best 69–13 record and went on to win the NBA Finals.


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If you measure war by combat deaths, the first U.S. soldier, an advisor to Republic of Vietnam forces, was killed in Vietnam on June 8, 1956. The last to die, as recognized by the names on the Vietnam Memorial, were the 18 Marines killed in the attempted recovery of the U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez on May 15, 1975 — nearly 19 years apart, making it the longest war the US has ever been involved in.


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The only time the U.S. went five years without war (1935-40) was during the isolationist period of the Great Depression.


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The only president to serve more than two terms was Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1940 he won the election for his third term. Four years later in 1944, he ran again. He became the only president to be elected to a fourth term. However, he was president for only a year into his fourth term before he suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and passed away.


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In 1941, 6-year-old Elaine Esposito went to the hospital for a routine appendectomy. She went under general anesthetic and never came out. Dubbed the "sleeping beauty," Esposito stayed in a coma for 37 years and 111 days before succumbing in 1978.


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The longest time survived without food is 11 months, by Buddha Boy.
This miraculous young man from Nepal was ‘discovered’ when he was 15 years old, found meditating under a tree he apparently required neither food no water and has sat in the same position for 11 months, pondering the very nature of reality.


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World's longest wedding dress train is 1.85 miles long.


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A female shorebird was recently found to have flown 7,145 miles (11,500 kilometers) nonstop from Alaska to New Zealand—without taking a break for food or drink. It's the longest nonstop bird migration ever measured, according to biologists who tracked the flight using satellite tags.


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The longest rice noodle, which measured 548.7 m (1,800 ft 2 in) and was made by Council for Hakka Affairs Executive Yuan (Taiwan).


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James Madison took the longest vacation of any President. 4 months.


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The the longest paved runway in the world is at the Chinese Qamdo Bamda Airport and is about 3.4 miles long. The longest partially paved, partially unpaved runway is at America's Edwards Air Force Base and is 7.5 miles long.


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At 29 seasons and counting, The Simpsons is the longest-running scripted U.S. primetime television series.


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The longest recorded distance ever run by a human being is 350 miles (560 km) in 80 hours and 44 minutes without sleep in 2005.


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The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in London's West End in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. The longest running West End show, it has by far the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,000th performance taking place on 18 November 2012.


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