Published on March 1, 2009
THE WORLD'S LONGEST APARTMENT BUILDING The Karl-Marx-Hof in Vienna is the world's longest Gemeindebauten, which in German means 'municipality building', a residential building constructed by a municipality, usually to provide low cost housing. The Karl-Marx-Hof was built from 1927 to 1930 and measures over 1.1 kilometers in length and has enough room to house about 5,000 people. Officially the Karl-Marx-Hof is known as the longest single residential building in the world, but to us that translates to the world's longest apartment building. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
THE WORLD'S LONGEST AIRCRAFT CARRIER The world's longest aircraft carrier is the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), it was also the world's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier and the eighth U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name. The USS Enterprise was launched on September 24 1960 and is still currently active. The USS Enterprise is 1,123 feet in aircraft carrying length. Some other USS Enterprise trivia: ~Top speed: 30+ knots ~Width: 257 feet ~Crew (including air wing): 5,500 ~Motto: Ready on Arrival; The First, the Finest; Eight Reactors, None Faster ~Nicknames: Big E, Mobile Chernobyl, Three-Quarter Mile Island, The Enterprison, The Pig
THE WORLD'S LONGEST ANIMAL The world's longest animal ever found was a Lineus Longissimus which washed upon the shore of Scotland in the late 1800's Better known as the Ribbon Worm, it measure 180 feet in length, beating out the longest Dinosaur and the Blue Whale for the title. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
THE WORLD'S LONGEST BATTLESHIP Although the Japanese battleship, the Yamato is billed as the world's largest battleship, at 887 feet it is not the longest. The title of the world's longest battleship goes to the USS New Jersey (BB-62), a part of the Iowa-class. The USS New Jersey is a whopping 887.7 feet or 271 meters long. The USS New Jersey was launched on December 07, 1942 and decommissioned on February 08, 1991. She now serves as a museum at Camden, New Jersey. The USS Iowa (BB-61), also part of the Iowa-class comes in a close second at 887.6 feet, followed by the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) at 887.2 feet.
THE WORLD'S LONGEST BODY PIERCING SESSION On March 04, 2006 Kam Ma spent 7 hours and 55 minutes being pierced by Charlie Wilson at Sunderland Body Art in the UK. When the world's longest body piercing session was over Charlie Wilson had pierced Kam Ma a record breaking 1,015 times, all without the use of any anesthetic. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ THE WORLD'S LONGEST CACTUS The cardón cactus, known to some as the Pachycereus pringlei, has the prickly distinction of being the world's longest cactus.
The cardón cactus can be found in the deserts of the Baja California peninsula. The longest of these thorny beasts have measured 70 feet and pricked the scales at up to 25 tons. The cardón cactus also lives a long time, commonly reaching 300 years. THE LONGEST COMET TAIL EVER Discovered by UK scientist, Yuji Hyakutake, comet Hyakutake's tail has been measured at 570 million Km or 354 million miles long. Comet Hyakutake slipped out of view on May 06 1996 and will not return for another 29,500 years.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ THE WORLD'S LONGEST CRAB If you are like us and enjoy nothing more than a good crab for dinner then this record is for you. The world's longest crab, a member of the snow crab group, is the giant Japanese spider crab. The body of the giant Japanese spider crab reaches 15 inches in length and the leg span, a tasty 12 feet, providing about 50 pounds of dining pleasure. Hungry? Eager to go catch one? First you'll need a ticket to Japan as they are found off the Pacific coast of Japan and second, you'll need to be able to dive down to 150 -1000 feet to find them.
THE WORLD'S LONGEST CLIFFS At almost 400 kilometers in length the Bunda and Baxter Cliffs on the edge of the Nullarbor Plain, a part of the Great Australian Bight, are considered to be the world's longest cliff face. The Great Australian Bight, basically an indentation in the land, in this case, the world's largest indentation, runs about 1,150 kilometers consisting of many long cliffs and some nice beaches. The cliffs along the Great Australian Bight run as high as 60 meters. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ THE WORLD'S LONGEST CANYON If you are about to say 'Grand Canyon' then you are correct...kinda.
You have the right name...almost, but more than likely, the wrong country. The Grand Canyon in Arizona is the longest canyon in North America measuring 277 miles or 446 kilometers. However, the world's longest canyon belongs to China and is called the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon. The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon out canyons the Grand Canyon by 50 kilometers, coming in at 496 kilometers in length. The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is also the world's deepest canyon reaching depths of 5,382 meters compared to 5,133 meters for Arizona's Grand Canyon. If you happen to be from Mars then you can claim that your world's longest canyon is Valles Marineris. The Valles Marineris canyon system covers nearly 4,500 kilometers.
THE WORLD'S LONGEST DOG TONGUE Brandy the Boxer is the proud owner of the title “The Longest Dog Tongue in the Worldquot;. Brandy is seven years old and has a tongue that is 17 inches long and it is still growing. At birth, Brandy’s tongue was already the size of an adult boxer and as she grew so did her tongue. Brandy has other titles that her owners are also proud of which include first place in the PAX-TV Ugly Dog Contest in 1999, second place in both categories for the Ugly Dog Contest and Stupid Pet Tricks in Sterling Heights in 2000, and second place in WRIF's Petapalooza, Stupid Tricks and Owner-Pet Look-Alike in 2001 ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ THE WORLD'S LONGEST DISCLAIMER My disclaimer: I do not guarantee that this record shows the world's longest
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