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The longest palindromic word in the Oxford English Dictionary is the onomatopoeic tattarrattat, coined by James Joyce in Ulysses (1922) for a knock on the door.


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As of Oct. 26, 2017, Puerto Rico has had the longest Blackout in U.S. History, Report Says; 75 Percent of Island has been Without Power, 36 Days After Hurricane Maria.


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The winter solstice (or hibernal solstice), also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year.
In the Northern Hemisphere this is the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere this is the June solstice.


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After 1,152 days meandering the world's oceans on a 70-foot schooner he built himself, a man named Reid Stowe sailed into New York to claim the record for the longest sea voyage in history — eclipsing a century-old record by almost three months.


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The longest unit of time is the supereon, composed of eons. Eons are divided into eras, which are in turn divided into periods, epochs and ages.


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gigaparsec (Gpc) is one billion parsecs — the longest unit of length commonly used. One gigaparsec is about 3.26 billion light-years, or roughly 114 of the distance to the horizon of the observable universe (dictated by the cosmic background radiation).


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Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the British throne in 1952 following the death of her father George VI, making her the longest-reigning monarch in the world.


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Parastratiosphecomyia stratiosphecomyioides is a species of fly in the soldier fly family. Its Genus name comes from Ancient Greek, meaning "Near Soldier Wasp-Fly", with its species name meaning "Wasp Fly-like". It is considered to be the animal with the longest scientific name.


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The longest place name in the United States, Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, has been spelt incorrectly for years, local officials have discovered. The lake in Webster, Massachusetts - known as Webster Lake for short - was always going to be a challenge for sign writers.


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Possibly the longest newspaper headline.

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Arica, Chile, in the northern Atacama holds the record for the longest dry streak, having gone 173 months without a drop of rain in the early 20th century.


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The longest time survived trapped underground is 69 days by "The 33 of San Jose", (32 Chilean and 1 Bolivian), who were trapped 688 m (2,257 ft) below the surface after the collapse of the San José copper-gold mine, near Copiapó, Chile, on 5 August 2010.


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According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the length of the International Boundary line of the U.S.-Canadian border, excluding Alaska, is approximately 3,987 miles, while the length of the U.S.-Mexican border is estimated at 1,933 miles. The length of the Alaska-Canada border alone is 1,538 miles.


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The length of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500.3 miles), and there is about 526 kilometers (327 miles) lying in Beijing.


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A bowling alley lane is 60 feet long from the foul line (at the player's end) to the center of the head (first) pin at the other end.
The total length from the foul line to the end of the pin deck (the area under the pins) is 62 feet 10 and 3/16 inches long.


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Often referred to simply as the "Appalachian Trail" or just the "AT," the Appalachian Trail extends from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. At approximately 2,181 miles long, the AT is the longest continuously marked footpath in the world.


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The running of the bulls takes place from July 7th to 14th and starts at the corral in Calle Santo Domingo when the clock on the church of San Cernin strikes eight o"clock in the morning.
After the launching of two rockets, the bulls charge behind the runners for 825 meters (0.513 miles), the distance between the corral and the bullring.


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The air travel (bird fly) shortest distance between New York and Los Angeles is 3,944 km= 2,451 miles.
If you travel with an airplane (which has average speed of 560 miles) from New York to Los Angeles, It takes 4.38 hours to arrive.


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For a completely hard-boiled egg that can be used for deviled eggs or egg salad, leave the eggs in the water for 12 minutes.


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The majority of latex paints when applied at room temperature will be dry set-to-touch within one hour or less and may be recoated within four hours.
Poor ventilation, low temperatures, thick films and high humidity will increase these times.


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