THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Ever had your mind
wander off on in a long, meandering daydream and come back down to
earth wondering what on earth possessed you for so much time?
Well...here's a list
of some of the longest stuff you could ponder about the next time
your mind wanders so you can make sure you know what possessed you
(reading this article, silly!)
Floccinaucinihilipilification the next
time an ex, bete-noir or annoying sibling is giving you hell, shoot
them a withering look and carefully enunciate
"Floccinaucinihilipilification”. The longest non-technical word
recorded in any English dictionary, it's exactly what you'll be
doing as you stun them silent .Floccinaucinihilipilification is
defined as 'the act of estimating something as worthless'.
If they're smart
enough their comeback will probably be the clichéd yet fitting
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, the title of a song from the
Disney musical 'Mary Poppins' coined and composed by the Sherman
brothers. According to them Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is
simply your response in a situation where you have no idea what to
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is the longest English language
song title consisting of a single word.
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the
longest officially registered and recognized place name known to the
In case you've ever
wondered, the largest Jack-O’-Lantern in the world was carved by
Scott Cully in Northern Cambria Pennsylvania, USA at the
Pennsylvania Giant Pumpkin Growers Association Weigh Off in October
2005.It was the largest pumpkin in the world, at the time, weighing
around a staggering six hundred and sixty six kilograms or one
thousand four hundred and sixty nine pounds and had been
painstakingly grown by Larry Check on also of USA .Hmm .Suddenly I
feel a whole lot better about not having gone to the gym today!
To our knowledge the
heaviest apple that ever existed was grown and subsequently picked
by Chisato Iwasaki in his apple orchard in the Japanese city of
Hirosaki on the twenty fourth of October, 2004.It weighed 1.849 kgs
or a little over four pounds. Now, this is one apple that would
probably prompt the doctor to make a house call and prescribe a
little something for over eating, instead of keeping him away!
The bridegroom must
not see the bride in her wedding dress. This is a superstition and
holds not truth though the sight of the bride in her wedding dress
might trigger a psychological response and cause the groom to
experience pre wedding jitters!
Liltih (a lot more
details than are already on the site)
Frasier Crane's shrewish first wife on the hit tv show 'Cheers' and
subsequently 'Frasier' was aptly named. According to some sources
Liltih and not Eve as the popular belief goes was the first wife of
Adam. She is variously believed to be a demon or goddess depending
on the source and culture. Alleged 'hidden' references to her can be
found in the Bible, Talmud and she is very prevalent in Jewish lore.
A Jewish practice of placing a bracelet inscribed the names of three
angels Senoy, Sansenoy, and Semangelof around the wrist of newborn
boys to protect them from Lilith's demon children until they are
circumcised is very intriguing. Equally intriguing is another Jewish
practice of letting boys’ hair grow long until they reach the age of
three so that Lilith is tricked into thinking they are girl
children. The earliest source of these legends is ‘The Alphabet of
Ben Sira' an anonymous text that is attributed to Ben Sira whose
nature is shrouded in controversy. Most contemporary Jews had
disowned it as a satire or farce but it has been accepted by some
medieval German Jewish mystics. This text narrates how Lilith was
created out of clay by God before Eve as a companion for Adam but
she refused to be subservient to him and maintained that they were
equal. She abandoned Adam and Eden and flew into the sky. When the
three angels Senoy, Sansenoy, and Semangelof sent by God to retrieve
her caught up with her she was flying high over that area of the Red
Sea where the Egyptians would perish by drowning. She told her
pursuers that henceforth every new born boy child would be in her
power for eight days and every new born girl child for twenty days
and on persuasion by the angels agreed to relinquish her hold on the
children if she saw the angles' names inscribed in the vicinity. God
held that if she would not return to Adam a hundred of her children
would die everyday. As she refused to return a hundred demons
(children of Lilith) are said to die every day.
The middle Ages
brought with them the deionization of the legend of Lilith within
Jewish folklore. During these times Lilith began to be viewed as the
consort of Asmoedeus the Demon King. They were believed to inhabit a
demon world parallel to our own Yenne Velt. Asmoedeus and Lilith
were blamed for wreaking havoc by producing hundreds of their
offspring and thus propagating chaos in the world. Two popular but
separate views of Lilith during this age were of her as a child
killing witch (thus leading people to shun and even persecute
witches) and the other of her as a promiscuity incarnate stirring up
lust within the souls of men and tempting them into darkness.
Mirrors are considered to house demon children of Lilith. They are
said to be the passage from the Other World to our world. A demon on
wanting to enter our realm will do so through the nearest mirror.
This belief has its roots in a story from the middle ages. According
to the story a mirror taken from a house of demons came to belong to
a young girl. In the mirror resided a daughter of Lilith who one day
possessed the girl by entering her soul through her eyes and
corrupted her causing her to become a promiscuous slut. This is
perhaps a fable warning the evil of narcissism.
Yet other sources
claim Lilith to be the serpent that led Eve into temptation causing
Adam and Eve to fall from God's good graces.
Modern day Luciferians
as well as the Church of Satan identify Lilith as the consort of
Lucifer and Satan respectively. This makes her the Queen of the
Scubbi (demon prostitutes)
In some cultures Lilith is considered an embodiment of The Goddess
or Devi. Some Wiccans revere and worship Lilith and associate her
with Diana, the Huntress Goddess of the moon and embodiment of
chastity. She is also equated with Hectae the witch goddess and
'Queen of Ghosts.'
cultures see Lilith as representative of fertility, child-bearing
and sexuality whose importance diminished and was tarnished as
patriarchy began to dominate.
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