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A traffic jam lasted for more than 10 days, with cars only moving 0.6 miles a day.
The shortest war ever was fought between Britain and Zanzibar and lasted 38 minutes.
The world’s longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer.
The only time the USA was debt free was in 1836. It lasted exactly one year.
The longest Monopoly game lasted 70 days straight.
One of the longest traffic jams was 62 mi (100 km) long and lasted 12 days.
The longest Tennis match lasted 11 hours, 5 minutes.
In 1977, we received a signal from deep space that lasted 72 seconds. We still don’t know how or where it came from.
Ancient Greek democracy, the world’s first, lasted for only 185 years.
The longest kiss ever recorded lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds.
The Hundred Years’ War lasted for 116 years.
The first flight of the Wright brothers lasted 12 seconds and 120 ft (36.5 m): shorter than the wingspan of a Boeing 747.
The longest recorded marriage lasted 91 years and 12 days.
The wars between Romans and Persians lasted about 721 years, the longest conflict in human history.
The longest spacewalk ever lasted almost 9 hours.
The eternal flame at Bullhead City, Arizona, only lasted until city officials received a US$961 gas bill. It has been relighted after complaints by veterans groups.
Although it is said the Cuban Missile Crisis lasted for 13 days, it went on for 3 additional weeks.
For those who jumped from the WTC on 9/11, the fall lasted 10 seconds. They struck the ground at just under 150 mph, enough to ensure instant death on impact.
The longest baseball game in history lasted for two days.
The Spanish Inquisition lasted 356 years. That’s more than 100 years longer than the United States has been an independent nation.