World's Longest, Largest And Fastest

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what is the longest bridge in the world?

We thought this would be an easy one, but...
The general rule for judging the longest bridge is the length of the span, so the according to this rule the winner is:
Name: Akashi Kaykio
Location: Kobe, Japan
Date Built: 1998
Span: 1991 Meters - 6532 Feet

Akashi Kaykio Bridge

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana is the listed in Guinness Book of World Records as the longest bridge at
23 miles 1538 yards. The bridge is supported by 9500 pilings, thus does not meet the requisite of the longest span.

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

What is the world's fastest roller coaster?

How much would you pay to be the first rider on the world's fastest roller coaster?

Jeremy Delong paid just under $1,700.00 in an eBay auction to get the first seat on the inaugural run of Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey on May 20, 2005.

Kingda Ka goes from 0 to 128 MPH or 204.8 KM/H in just 3.3 seconds, becoming the first roller coaster to surpass the 200 KM/H mark.

Kingda Ka is also the world's tallest roller coaster reaching 456 feet before plunging back down at over 120 MPH once again.

Kingda Ka

How long is the longest building in the world?

In Osaka Bay, Japan an artificial island was built measuring 4 kms. long and 1 km. wide. This is the site of the Kansai International Airport, which so far cost about $15 Billion to build.
The terminal at Kansai International Airport (KIX) is 1.7 km long, making it the longest building in the world.

Kansai International Airport

What is the world's fastest motorcycle?

If you enjoy seeing motorcycles go really fast make sure you don't miss the annual BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

During the 2006 BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials Denis Manning and the BUB Racing team set the new absolute motorcycle land speed record when rider Chris Carr piloted the BUB #7 Streamliner 354.832 MPH on the down run and 346.939 on the return, for an average of 350.885 MPH.

The next BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials are set to be held September 2 - 6, 2007.

The BUB #7 Streamliner

what exactly is the longest car in the world?

Length: 30.5 Meters of 100 Feet
Type: Limousine
Designer: Jay Ohrberg of Burbank California

Features: Includes a swimming pool with a diving board and a king size water bed.
Notes: This car was mainly used in films and exhibitions.

I wonder what the pump read after the fill-up.

What was the world's fastest boat?

The first water speed record was recorded on September 19, 1919 when Casey Baldwin throttled his Hydrodome IV up to a watery 70.86 MPH.

The current world's fastest boat is the Spirit of Australia which Ken Warby managed to get up to 317.60 MPH or 511.13 KM/H at Blowering Dam in New South Wales, Australia on October 08, 1978.

The Spirit of Australia

What is the world's fastest train?

The world's fastest train is Shanghai's maglev train.

Manglev stands for magnetic levitation, a technology that has been around since 1984 but has not been used commercial due to the costs.

Shanghai opened an 18.6 mile stretch in March, 2004 running from the airport to downtown which the train covers in 7 minutes 20 seconds while peaking out at 268 MPH or 431 KM/H.

Shanghai's Maglev Train

What is the world's fastest computer?

Apparently the world's fastest computer is your brain, but with some of the people we know we really question that claim.

Omitting the brain, and being familiar with computers, we know that this page will probably be outdated by the time it loads on your computer, but as of 5:59 AM PST on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 the world's fastest computer is the Blue Gene/L.

The Blue Gene/L was developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and can perform at up to 360 teraflops with a sustained performance of 280.6 teraflops.

Just to give you an idea how fast that is, the XBOX 360 performs at about 1 teraflop which is 1 trillion calculations per second.

Blue Gene/L

What is the world's fastest helicopter?

Keep in mind that the maximum speed a rotor helicopter can reach, in theory, before spinning out of control is just over 250 miles per hour.

Now that you know that, at an European air show on August 6, 1986 a Westland Lynx ZB500, that was slightly modified, reached a speed of 249.1 miles per hour or 400.8 km/h, making it the world's fastest helicopter.

The Westland Lynx ZB500

Who is the world's fastest man?

The 100 meter dash is the race that determines the world's fastest man as it did in May 2006 when American Justin Gatlin posted 9.76 seconds, breaking the current record by 0.01 seconds and giving him the title of the world's fastest man.

Unfortunately for Justin Gatlin his reign as the world's fastest man was short lived as there was a scoring error and his time should have been rounded up to the nearest 1/1000 of a second instead of down as it was thus his time was adjusted to 9.77 seconds.

Justin Gatlin now shares the title of world's fastest man with Jamaican Asafa Powell who has also run a 9.77 second 100 meters.

Justin Gatlin & Asafa Powell

What is the world's longest airplane?

On December 21, 1981 the world's longest airplane made it's maiden flight.
The An-225, which is built by the Russian company Antonov, was manufactured to carry the Buran orbiter, Russia's version of the Space Shuttle.
The An-225 holds over 200 records, including the world's longest airplane at 84 meters or 276 feet.
Other stats:

* Payload: 250,000 kilograms or 551,000 pounds
* Wingspan: 88.40 meters or 291 feet 2 inches
* Height: 18.1 meters or 59.3 feet
* Weight: 175,000 kilograms org 385,800 pounds
* Maximum speed: 850 km/h or 530 mph
* Range: 14,000 kilometers or 8,700 miles

There was only one An-225 ever built, a second was started, but not completed.

Antonov An-225

What is the world's longest bus?

In October 2004 Volvo launched the world's longest bus.
The B12M bus is manufactured by Volvo Buses in Brazil and boasts a 12 liter, 340 hp engine.
The bus is 26.8 meters or 87.93 feet long and can seat 300 passengers.
In all 30 buses have been ordered by Viação Campo Belo of Brazil, one of the largest bus operators in the Sao Paolo area.

World's Longest Bus

What is the world's fastest airplane?

The X-43 reached Mach 9.8 but it was an unmanned flight.

The X-15 reached Mach 6.72, but it is a rocket powered aircraft.

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, which made it's first flight on December 22, 1964, is still considered to be the world's fastest airplane reaching Mach 3.2 or 2,193.167 MPH in July 1976.

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird holds many speed records including flying from New York to London, covering 3,461.53 miles in 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds, averaging 1,806.95 MPH.

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Who is the world's fastest woman?

The world's fastest woman is American Florence Griffith-Joyner.

Florence Griffith-Joyner set the current world's record for the 100 meters in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 16, 1988 covering the distance in a mere 10.49 seconds.

Florence Griffith-Joyner

What is the world's fastest fish?

The world's fastest fish can be found throughout all the oceans of the world.

The world's fastest fish has been clocked at speeds over 68 MPH, which is quite a feat for a fish weighing up to 200 pounds.

The world's fastest fish is no other than the sailfish.

The Sailfish

What is the world's fastest sport?

Yes we know there is car racing and boat racing and plane racing an maybe even rocket racing, and those sports are fast, but we are strictly interested in human powered sports.

Jai-Alai is a game that originated in Spain and has been billed as the world's fastest sport with the ball leaving the cesta, a long, curved wicker scoop strapped to one arm, at speeds of up to 180 MPH.

Unfortunately for Jai-Alai, Badminton has taken over the title, a shuttlecock has been recently clocked at 332 KM/H or 206 MPH.


What is the world's fastest car?

Ever since the car was invented people wanted to go fast which soon enough resulted in the competition for the land speed record.

Back on December 18, 1898 Frenchman Achères, Yvelines set the first benchmark for the land speed record taking his electric Jeantaud Duc up to a head turning 39.24 MPH.

The current fastest car is the Thrust SSC which was driven by Andy Green for Richard Noble at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.

In October 1997 Andy Green took the Thrust SSC up to an ear deafening Mach 1.02,
which is 763.035 MPH of 1227.94 KM/H.

The Thrust SSC

What is the world's fastest bird?

The world's fastest bird is also the world's fastest animal on our planet.

When the Peregrine Falcon spots prey it goes into a controlled dive easily reaching speed of 200 MPH or 320 KM/H.

The fastest speed the Peregrine Falcon reached ever recorded was an amazing 242.3 MPH or 390 KM/H.

The Peregrine Falcon

What is the longest album title in the world?

The longest album title that we could find that actually made the charts is by Fiona Apple.
The album title contains 90 words and, including spaces, 446 characters.

And here it is: When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo,

You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right .

Longest Album Title

Who has the longest legs in the world?

We had fun researching this one and here are our results:
Sam Stacey from England has legs measuring 126.36 cm. or 49.75 inches. She is 193 cm. or 6'4" tall, so her legs make up over 64% of her height.

Ana Hickmann came up as the model with the longest legs. Her legs measure in at 117 cm. comprising 65% of her 180 cm. body.

Ana Hickmann

what is the longest movie ever made?

Well, depends what you consider a movie:
Movie title: None
Director: Buracz Bosnitz
Country: Czech Republic
Length: 908 hours
Year: 1968

Notes: I don't believe this qualifies as it consisted of 908 hours of blank film. It was shown once, then was used to film movies. Personally I'd like to know who actually watched it?

Movie title: The Cure for Insomnia
Director: John Henry Timmis IV
Country: USA
Length: 85 hours or 5220 minutes
Year: 1987

Notes: I don't believe this qualifies either as it consisted of L.D. Groban reciting his 4080 page poem, inter-spliced with rock videos and X-rated film footage.

Our winner...
Movie title: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Director: Peter Jackson
Country: USA
Length: 4 hours 10 minutes
Year: 2004

what is the longest movie title ever?

This is an easy one:
Title: Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D

Director: Lowell Mason
Year: 1991
Words in title: 41
Characters in title: 208 including spaces, 168 without
Notes: Basically this movie is a remake of 'Night of the Living Dead' with a new soundtrack added.

What is the world's longest name of a country?

UK may very well be the shortest, but it is also the longest, in English at least. The official name is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is 56 characters long including spaces and 48 characters without.

Al Jumahiriyah al Arabiyah al Libiyah ash Shabiyah al Ishtirakiyah al Uzma also known as Libya is the world's longest country name at 74 characters with spaces and 63 characters without.

what exactly was the longest train in the world?

The longest train ever was a freight train:
Length: 7.353 KM
# of cars: 682
# of engines: 8 diesel/electric
Company: BHP Iron Ore
Location: Port Hedland, Australia
Length of trip: 275 KM - 171 Miles
Date of trip: June 21 2001

what is the longest alphabet in the world?

This is an easy one, maybe not easy to learn.

Country: Cambodian
Number of letters:

Just for the record, Rotokas, the native language of the Solomon Islands has only 11 letters, and is the shortest alphabet.
In case you are wondering, Chinese use symbols, not letters, but there are about 5,000 of them. Can you imagine the keyboard?

What is the world's longest abbreviation?

Our first question is 'why is abbreviation such a long word?'
This abbreviation may just explain it, it is the world's longest abbreviation containing 56 letters:


Meaning: Laboratory for Shuttering, Reinforcement, Concrete and Ferroconcrete Operations for Composite-monolithic and Monolithic Constructions of the Department of Technology of Building Assembly Operations of the Scientific Research Institute of the Organization for Building Mechanization and Technical Aid of the Academy of Building and Architecture of the USSR.

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