LONGEST NAME IN THE WORLD
It is always amazing to know something extraordinary. Same with the case with longest name in the world. There are people, places and other elements that have the longest name
- The longest name in the world is
“Adolph Blaine Charles Daivid Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorft Sr.”
- Rhythmandsyzygy are the longest English words without vowels.
- The longest word in the English language is 1,909 letters long, and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.
- A hydrodaktulpsychicharmonica is a variety of musical glass.
- Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams.
- The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnos.
- The longest place name still in use is “Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu”—a New Zealand hill.
- The longest place name in Great Britain is that of a Welsh village: Gorsafawddachaidraigddanheddogleddollonpenrhynareurdraethceredigion.
- Stewardessesis the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
- The most difficult tongue-twister is “The sixth sick Sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.”
RULE of THUMB?
- The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law stating that you cannot beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
- The phrase “sleep tight” originated when mattresses were set upon ropes woven through the bed frame. To remedy sagging ropes, one would use a bed key to tighten the rope.
- Mothers were originally named Mama or Mommy (in many languages) because they have mammary glands.
- Influenza got its name from the fact that people believed the disease was because of the evil “influence” of stars.
- In 1943, Navy officer Grace Hopper found a glitch in her computer. After investigating, she discovered the system had a bug—a real one. It turned out a moth had made its way into Hopper’s computer. Though the word bug has meant “fault” or “defect” since as far back as the 1870s, Hopper’s story is credited with making it the synonym of choice in the computer industry.
- The phrase “the boogeyman will get you” refers to the Boogey people who still inhabit an area of Indonesia. These people still act as pirates today and attack passing ships.
- People didn’t always say “hello” when they answered the phone. When the first regular phone service was established in 1878, people said “ahoy.”
Please follow and like us: