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» The largest known butterfly is Queen Alexandra's Birdwing from New Guinea, which has a wingspan of approximately 11 inches (28 cm).

» The smallest butterfly, the Dwarf Blue from Africa, has a wingspan of only one-half inch.

» Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, is the largest planet in the solar system, twice as big as all the other planets combined.

» The largest mountain in the Solar System is Olympus Mons on Mars. At 372 miles (600 km) across and a height of over 16 miles (26 km), it is nearly 3 times taller than Mt. Everest.

» The largest canyon system in the Solar System is Valles Marineris on Mars. It is more than 3,000 miles (4,827 km) long, reaches 3 miles (5 km) in depth, 200 miles (322 km) in width, and would stretch from California to New York.

» The Boeing Commercial Airplane factory in Everett, Washington is the largest building in the world. The entire Disneyland amusement park, including its parking lots, could fit inside of it.

» The largest painting on earth is a 116,000-square-foot (35,356 m) whale mural, 11 stories tall, and 1,028 feet (313 m) in circumference encircling the outside of the Long Beach Convention Center painted by Robert Wyland.

» The largest turtle ever found weighed 2,016 pounds.

» The largest insects that ever lived on the earth were giant dragonflies with wingspans of over 3 feet (1 m).

» The largest object that was ever found in the Los Angeles sewer system was a motorcycle.

» The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.

» The longest official city name in the world, made up of 164 letters, is "Krungthep Mahanakhon Amorn Rattanakosin Mahintara Yudthaya Mahadilok Pohp Noparat Rajathanee Bureerom Udomrajniwes Mahasatarn Amorn Pimarn Avaltarnsatit Sakatattiya Visanukram Prasit" a.k.a. Bangkok, Thailand.

» The longest film ever released was "****" by Andy Warhol in 1967, which lasted 25 hours. After its utter failure, it was withdrawn and re-released in a 90-minute form as "The Loves of Ondine."

» The song with the longest title is "I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin' Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues" written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1943.

» "The Simpsons" is the longest running animated series on TV.

» The longest word in the English language is 1,913 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.

» The longest fence in the world is in Australia and it runs for over 3,436 miles (5,530 km).

» The woman who has the longest legs, Nadja Auerman, has legs that are 3 feet 8.8 inches (1.14m) long.

» The world's longest hair, grown by Mr. Hook, is 17 feet 2.3 inches (5.24 m) long. Now in his late 80's, Mr. Hook has not had a hair cut since his late teens because he became ill after a trim and a dream warned him against further snips. He washes it once a year.

» The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

» Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."

» "Stewardesses" and "reverberated" are the two longest words - 12 letters each - that can be typed using only the left hand.

» The longest word that can be typed using only the right hand is "lollipop" - 8 letters.

» "Skepticism" - 10 letters - is the longest typed word that alternates hands.

» The longest word in the English language that has only one vowel is "strengths" - nine letters.

» "Racecar" is the longest single-word palindrome in the English language.

» The world's longest name officially used by a person is "Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorft Senior" which is composed of 28 words or 192 letters.

» The longest banana split was 288,288 inches (732,251 cm) long.

» World's longest moustache is 133 1/2 inches (339 cm) grown by Kalyan Ramji Sain.

» The world's longest game of Monopoly lasted more than 660 hours.

» The longest animal ever recorded is the ribbon worm also known as Lineus longissimus. This creature measured at 180 feet (55 m) when it washed ashore in Scotland in the late 1800's.

» "ADCOMSUBORDCOMPHIBSPAC" is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term standing for "Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command."

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