Monday Madeleines – And the Winner for the Longest…

by Mistina Picciano on December 3, 2012

Today we get the week started with a look at a few notable feats of length: a word, a train, an experiment and a play. We’re not ashamed to say the train is our favorite. Can you guess why? Oh, and a happy 64th birthday to Ozzy Osbourne, the Godfather of Heavy Metal. Hop aboard and take a ride on the crazy train with us.

Happy Monday!

World’s Longest Word Takes 3.5 Hours to Pronounce
189,819 letters? Sounds like an editor’s nightmare. Brought to our attention by Josh Humble (@joshhumble).

Chocolate Train Named World’s Longest Chocolate Structure at 111.5 Feet
What took 2,755 pounds of Belgian chocolate, 784 hours to build and measures 111.5 feet long? A chocolate train no doubt. Thanks to Huffington Post Food (@HuffPostFood) for this wider-than-our-eyes story.

The World’s Longest Ongoing Experiment is 85 Years Old. You Can Watch it on a Webcam
Begun in 1927 and still going on — drip by drip. Hey (@deanandbek), are you guys addicted to the live webcam yet?

The Mousetrap at 60: Why is this the World’s Longest Running Play?
Premiering in 1952, mystery maven Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is still going strong. What do you think is the secret to its longevity, Roel Chewie Cisneros (@Zurph)?

Video of the Week
We don’t know if this is really the longest domino line ever, but it’s pretty cool to watch.

Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? Leave a comment and let us know which of these struck a chord with you. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)

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