Tuesday, 8 October 2013

11 Longest Thing in the World

The longest city's name in the world
Also known as: Tamata (North Island, New Zealand)
Language: Maori
Translation: "The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of the mountains, the land swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one."

The longest city's name in the world with hyphen
Also known as: Bangkok (Thailand)
Language: Thai
Translation: "City of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of the royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Visvakarman at Indra's behest."

The longest adult/human name in the world
Also known as: Barnaby Marmaduke Usansky/ formerly known as Nicholas Usansky
Origin: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The longest novel in the world
Author: Marcel Proust
Publisher: Modern Library
Page count: 4211 pages, 7 volumes
Language: French-to-English translation

The longest scientific name in the world
Also known as: Soldier fly/ stratiomyid fly/ fly

The longest child name in the world
Also known as: Luna
Parent: Uma Thurman (actress) and Arpad Busson

The longest chemical formula in the world
The chemical formula also known as 'titan.

The longest surname in the world
Also known as: Wolfe+585
Belongs to: Mr. Adolf BlaineWolfe+585 Sr.
Meaning: "a descendant of Wolfeschlegelstein (one who prepared wool for manufacture on a stone), of the house of Bergerdorf )mountain village) who before ages were conscientious shepherds whose sheep were well tended and diligently protected against attackers who by their rapacity were enemies who 12,000 years ago appeared from the stars to the humans by spaceships with lights as an origin of power, started a long voyage within star-like space in search for the star which has habitable planets orbiting and wither the new race of reasonable humanity could thrive and enjoy lifelong happiness and tranquility without fear of attack from other intelligent creatures from within star-like space."

The longest restaurant name in the world
Place: Hebei Road, Tianjin District, China

The longest village name in the world
Also known as: Llanfairpwllgwyngyll/ Llainfair PG (Anglesey Island, Wales)
Language: Welsh
Translation: " St. Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of llantysilio of the red cave."

The longest movie title/name in the world
Year: 2005

Well, having fun with long names eh? ^^


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