Force basic training at Lackland AFB in Texas is eight weeks, plus one week of in-processing, called zero week. Until recently, Air Force basic training was only six weeks, the shortest basic training of any of the military branches.
A quarter of Finland's territory lies north of the Arctic Circle, and at the country's northernmost point the sun does not set at all for 60 days during summer.
In Svalbard, Norway, the northernmost inhabited region of Europe, there is no sunset from approximately 19 April to 23 August.
The 1976–77 Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the longest losing streak since the National Football League (NFL) merger in 1970 with 26 consecutive losses.
The Chicago Cardinals hold the record for the longest losing streak before the merger with a losing streak of 29 games from 1942 to 1945.
You must wait at least eight weeks (56 days) between donations of whole blood and 16 weeks (112 days) between Power Red donations.
Platelet apheresis donors may give every 7 days up to 24 times per year.
Game 8 (eight) from the 2012 Fide World Chess Championship match between the current champion, Viswanathan Anand (India), and challenger Boris Gelfand (Israel).
After a record 17 moves played, this game now acts as the shortest game in world chess championship history.May 21, 2012
Halley's comet will next appear in the night sky in the year 2062. It orbits the sun every 75-76 years, so this is the time between appearances. Halley's comet was recorded by Edmund Halley in 1682. It was seen again in 1758, 1835, 1910, and 1986.
It takes a total period of 3 to 4 months to become a firefighter.
Or up to 5 years, if you pursue advanced pre-employment training and experience a longer application process.
Or indeed up to 7 years if you elect to become a full paramedic and acquire a four-year fire-sciences degree.
In the early nineties, the Converse company started shipping chucks with a narrower (5/16") flat single layer shoelace, and in an apparent cost cutting decision, made all the laces 52 inches, an acceptable length for seven eyelet low cuts, but two inches shorter than the standard length for eight eyelet high tops.
The Precambrian is the longest recorded era.
It spans from when we figure the earth was formed at about 4.5Ga (billion years) to about 541Ma (million years). That's roughly 3.9 billion years covered by one Eon or about 87 percent of theEarth's geologic history.
The longest word in English has 189,819 letters and would take you three and a half hours to pronounce correctly. Seriously. It's the chemical name of Titin (or connectin), a giant protein "that functions as a molecular spring which is responsible for the passive elasticity of muscle.
The Anglo-Zanzibar War was a military conflict fought between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate on 27 August 1896.
The conflict lasted between 38 and 45 minutes, marking it as the shortest recorded war in history.