If you so choose, watch one Dmitry Glubovskyi pronouncing the longest word in the world, the 189,819-letter chemical name for titin (which is, appropriately enough, the largest protein in the world). Warning: it takes three hours. To quote the Daily News, “It gets really good at the 1:32:54 mark, when a pack of corgis invades.” We’ll take their word for it.
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- Quoth the Daily News, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single individual in possession of a Facebook account must be in want of social interaction.” Meet Jane Austen’s Rogues and Romance.
- Oh, and Jane’s ring sold for a bundle.
- How to write a cookbook.
- Grammatical shockers in history.
- The evolution of the Arabian Nights.
- The good news: baby names in 2012 are heavily influenced by literature. The bad news (for the babies): the literature is Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games.