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What is the World’s Smallest Dog? +  

The smallest dog in the world is a long-haired Chihuahua named Tiny Dancer. Tiny Dancer weighs less than 18 ounces and has a standing height of less than 4 ½ inches tall. The dog is owned by Jenny Gomes. Tiny Dancer has rust colored long fur and is extremely small even for a Chihuahua. Tiny Dancer was born on June 8.

What is the World’s Biggest Dog? +  

The biggest dog in the world is an English Mastiff named Hercules. He weighs more than 282 pounds and has a knack that measures more than 38 inches. The dog was the largest ears is a bassett hound with 11 ½ ears. This dog’s ears have been insured for over $50,000 by the owner.

What is the World’s Longest Palindrome Word? +  

The longest palindrome word is detartrated. This is the past tense form of detartrate, which means to remove tartrates. Tartrates are a chemical compound. Detartrated appears in the Oxford English Dictionary and was named the longest palindrome word by the Guinness Book of Records.

What is the World’s Longest Bridge? +  

The longest bridge in the world is the Weihe Grand Bridge, which is 261,590 ft long. The Weihe Grand Bridge was completed in 2010 in China. The Weihe Grand Bridge is a railway bridge that crosses the Wei River three times. The railway itself opened in February 2010.

What is the World’s Longest River? +  

The longest river in the world is the Amazon River in South America which is over 4,000 miles long. The Amazon River is constantly changing in size depending on the season. During the wet season, the river can grow larger than 120 miles in diameter and expel well over 8,000,000 ft.³ of water per second.

What is the World’s Longest Running TV Show? +  

The longest running TV show in the world is Meet the Press (NBC’s News program) which has run for 61 consecutive years. Meet the Press is still shown on NBC and has aired a total of 4,843 episodes. Meet the Press broadcasted its first show on November 6, 1947.

What was the Longest Field Goal in the NFL? +  

The longest field goal in the history of the NFL is currently tied between Tom Dempsey and Jason Elam at 63 yards. Tom Dempsey made his field-goal in the match of New Orleans versus Detroit on November 8, 1970. Jason Elam more recently made an equally long field-goal in Denver versus Jacksonville on October 25, 1998.

What is the World’s Longest Word? +  

The longest word in the world is the full chemical name the protein titin with a total of 189,819 letters: Methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylarginyl...isoleucine. There is some dispute as to whether it is a real word or not, however. The longest word to officially appear in a dictionary is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. It is the name of a lung disease that is caused by inhalation of mineral dust.

What was the World’s Longest Standing Ovation? +  

The longest standing ovation in the history was given after a performance of the opera Otello by Placido Domingo. It lasted a full 80 minutes with 101 curtain calls. This unbelievably long curtain call took place on 30 June in 1991.

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