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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.


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The longest speech ever delivered at the United Nations was by Fidel Castro; 4 hours and 29 minutes, on Sept. 29, 1960.


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In March 1793 the first president of the United States George Washington gave his second inagural speech.
It still retains the title of shortest inaugural address in history with just 135 words.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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It takes about one minute for blood to make the round trip to the heart.


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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


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The longest tournament chess game (in terms of moves) ever to be played was Nikolić–Arsović, Belgrade 1989, which lasted for 269 moves and took 20 hours and 15 minutes to complete a drawn game.


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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.


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@riv that insane about that long chess game lol.

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@riv that insane about that long chess game lol.

This guy lasted 3 hours 39 minutes before being banned.


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A firehose ranges in nominal inside diameter from 1.5 to 3 in (38 to 76 mm) and is designed to operate at pressures up to about 400 psi (2,760 kPa).
The standard length is 50 ft (15.24 m).


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A firetruck's extending aerial ladder is 105 feet long and can reach 7 to 8 stories depending on the height of the stories.


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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.


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A toothpick as apoxrolimstely 2 1/2 inches long.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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