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Longest Things Quiz

Name these longest things.
Note: the quizmaster does not believe that sports titles can be retroactively revoked
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Last updated: October 8, 2015
First submittedNovember 30, 2011
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Longest
River
4,132 miles
Nile
River in North America
3,902 miles
Mississippi /
Missouri
Country (east-west)
6,500 miles
Russia
Country (north-south)
2,670 miles
Chile
U.S. state (east-west)
808 miles
Alaska
Coastline (country)
125,000 miles
Canada
Russian novel
560,000 words
War and Peace
Running Broadway
musical
11,031
performances
The Phantom
of the Opera
Distance from Earth
(man-made object)
-
Voyager I
Mountain chain
4,300 miles
Andes
Jeopardy win streak
74
Ken Jennings
Book of the bible
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Psalms
Longest
Time as U.S. President
12 years
Franklin Roosevelt
Reigning French king
72 years
Louis XIV
Reigning British monarch
63 years
Queen Elizabeth II
Dictatorial reign
52 years
Fidel Castro
Reign as #1 chess player
19 years
Garry Kasparov
Tour de France
winning streak *
7
Lance Armstrong
Cave system
405 miles
Mammoth Caves
World Series win drought
106 years
Chicago Cubs
Reptile species
28.5 ft
Reticulated Python
Word in "Mary Poppins"
34 letters
Supercalifragilistic
expialidocious
Running prime-time
scripted TV show (US)
25 years
The Simpsons
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level 52
Nov 30, 2011
I never could figure out if the Ken Jennings from Jeopardy is the same Ken Jennings who played Toby in the original cast of Sweeney Todd.
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level 79
Nov 30, 2011
Louis XIV is misspelled.
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level ∞
Nov 30, 2011
Fixed. Thanks!
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level 61
Nov 30, 2011
I guess "Roosevelt" by itself is not enough?
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level ∞
Nov 30, 2011
Roosevelt would have worked.
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level 51
Nov 30, 2011
Got Chelios, I'm happy...ha
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level 51
Nov 30, 2011
It's 56 actually...and there's a reason why it will never be broken...cause it's hard to do.
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level 51
Nov 30, 2011
Both Red Wings (at least at the end of their careers)!
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level 54
Nov 30, 2011
I agree with Quizmeister. I was very disappointed when I typed in "Revolution" and it gave me the answer before I hit "9."
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level 38
Sep 30, 2016
dam i kept on thinking that the longest book in the bible was exodus
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level 43
Dec 1, 2011
@WIldman: the record is amazingly hard when you think about it. It is so incredibly hard to hit a baseball in general that if, for your career, you get a hit 3 times in every 10 at-bats, you're probably a Hall of Famer. Ty Cobb, who has the highest career average in baseball history, sits at .366. That means that in 100 official at bats (so not counting walks, hit by pitches, sacrifices, or errors) he'd get about 37 hits...he'd make an out 63 times out of 100, and that's the BEST ever out of 100. Sure, 56 consecutive games with a base hit is not the most UNBREAKABLE baseball record ever...that would almost unquestionably be Cy Young's 511 career wins for a pitcher. Greg Maddux, a sure-fire hall of famer and one of the best pitchers ever recently retired with 355 wins...over 150 wins shy...and some believe no one will ever pass 300 again in today's game. BUT considering that the closest to DiMaggio is 44-games (Pete Rose), which is still 12 games away, it is an amazingly impressive record.
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level 32
Dec 13, 2011
Ken Jennings was right on the tip of my tongue!
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level 40
Dec 25, 2012
Armstrong has been stripped of all his titles for cheating. So officially he never won anything.
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level 75
Feb 12, 2013
Bah, too much sports.
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level 77
Apr 14, 2013
agreed. and.. bah... should have gotten lawrence of arabia
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level 72
Feb 25, 2013
Armstrong needs to be replaced with Miguel Indurain (5 wins), since he never won anything. Will be interesting to watch the % who get it correct drop... Also, please access Ripkin? I assume that's what I was typing in, since I didn't get credit. Thanks =)
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level ∞
Feb 27, 2013
It ain't gonna happen. Sure, Armstrong cheated. But I don't believe that titles, once given, can ever be revoked. Not that it's relevant, but all his major rivals were doping as well.
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level 32
Nov 1, 2013
Finally someone who shares my point of view of it!
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level 44
Apr 10, 2014
Perhaps as a compromise, you could have two answers - "7 (stripped)" and "5 (standing)" for those who are making a fuss. Just a thought.
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level 72
May 5, 2014
Yes, they were doping as well, which is why the Tour recognizes no winner for those years.
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level ∞
Aug 18, 2014
That analogy is very flawed @dunkinggandalf. I'll give a flawed analogy of my own. Saying that Armstrong didn't win the titles is like saying Eurasia was never at war with Oceania in the book 1984. You can't change history retroactively.
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level 58
Jun 19, 2016
I'd remove this question altogether. Reason? A long winning streak in the Tour De France could easily be buried in the mists of history (like multiple winners of the FA Cup). But the fact that there's an asterisk essentially gives you the answer.
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level 59
Apr 25, 2017
So where do you stand on Marion Jones 3 gold medals from the 2000 Sydney Olympics? They were stripped from her 7 years later, but based on your argument that titles, once given, can never be revoked means you still consider her a 3 time Olympic gold medalist? Once cheaters are discovered, their records should be purged from the annals of history, and not be continued to be referred to as title holders in ANY form.
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level 57
Sep 14, 2017
You "don't believe"? Maybe you should check.
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level 50
Nov 23, 2017
' I don't believe that titles, once given, can ever be revoked' Well they can because they have been, and that is a fact, not an opinion, which is meant to be what this quiz is about
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level 57
May 15, 2018
History is rewritten all of the time. Aussie race walker Jarred Talent was awarded a gold medal for the London Olympics 50km over 4 years after the race because the Russian who beat him tested positive. Whilst there is no doubt that doping is a severe problem in cycling, and has been since as early as the fifties in the Tour, you can't excuse Armstrong for what he did. Armstrong himself was only outed by Floyd Llandis, who want to deflect attention away from himself, so their is some validity in Quizmaster's position; but I still say he won nothing. Not everyone was on drugs, so where does that leave the actual clean riders in the race when you go out of your way to excuse someone like Armstrong. I don't see anyone in the west falling over themselves to defend Russian track and field athletes.
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level 77
Aug 7, 2018
The official governing body (Union Cycliste Internationale) disagrees with you.
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level 20
Aug 13, 2019
You don't get a say in the matter. I mean, you're just putting a wrong answer up there
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level 77
Apr 14, 2013
agreed as well. Nothing personal against Armstrong. I don't especially care that he cheated. but he never really won. It doesn't make a difference if he was disqualified during the race or years later... regardless of what happened at the ceremony he did not actually win the race.
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level 56
Aug 18, 2014
Im not saying he shouldn't have his medals stripped, but he did win those races. By unfairly cheating, but he did win.
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level 77
Aug 20, 2014
No, he didn't. Did Mike Tyson win when he bit off Evander Holyfield's ear? Evander quit the fight. So Mike won, right? Wrong. He was disqualified. Just like Lance was disqualified. They just caught Lance a bit later. If someone at the Olympics failed a doping test the day of the event but the results didn't come in time to prevent them from participating, nobody would ever say that they won the event. Or if there was a photo finish of a race and at first they announced that one person had won, and then upon later review decided that they were wrong and actually the other person had won, again, nobody would say that the first person really won just because they announced the result prematurely. Lance's titles were awarded before it was clear that he cheated. He was then disqualified. Being disqualified means that he DID NOT WIN, no matter how much later the disqualification came.
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level 77
Aug 20, 2014
It would be accurate to say that Lance Armstrong was thought to have won the Tour de France 7 times, for a period of several years, before it was ultimately found out that he cheated and did not in fact win.
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level 77
Aug 20, 2014
Games and sports have rules. Break the rules and you have to face the consequences, whether that is a loss of yards, a deduction of points, or forfeiture of the entire event. Doping in an athletic event in which this is against the rules is no different than removing your opponent's queen from the chess board when he's at the bathroom. He might not notice at first but you still didn't win.
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level 67
Mar 23, 2015
A cheat is a cheat is a cheat ...... whichever way you look at it, if you have finished first in any competition/exam/trial etc by cheating you have not WON! anyone can finish first by cheating, a real champion does it by ABILITY.
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level 62
Jan 18, 2017
I agree. Lance Armstrong cheated, has been stripped of his titles, and so did not win.
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level 70
May 21, 2017
My disdain and utter contempt for Armstrong is for how he tried to destroy the lives of decent, honest people in his arrogant attempt to conceal that he was a lying, cheating pile of dog poop. I actually hold dog poop in higher regard.
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level 51
Nov 13, 2017
I agree with kal. Did Felipe Massa win the F1 championship in 2008, given that his rival made up a championship-winning position after the former won the race? That was only thirty seconds or so. What if Lance was found out ten seconds after the Tour ended? What about a day? A week? Where's the cutoff?
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level 67
Aug 3, 2015
If the cheat had been Russian it wouldn't be in this quiz.
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level 67
Dec 20, 2013
Lawrence of Arabia is not the longest Oscar-winning movie; it is the longest Best Picture Oscar winner. A Russian movie War and Peace (1968) has won the Best Foreign Film Oscar and it's more than six hours long.
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level 76
Apr 1, 2014
Fun quiz! Thanks for taking the time to create it. Please feel free to ignore this suggestion since I suspect most quiz takers know what you're getting at but purely for precision's sake, you might consider adding "(no. of chapters)" to the Psalms clue. Technically, Jeremiah has more words and, in that sense, is longer, even though the Psalms obviously trumps every other book in number of chapters. Although, now that I just wrote that, I realize that those breaks in Psalms aren't technically chapters in the same way that the other books have chapters. They're merely the number of individual Psalms. I really ought to be punched in the face right now for being that picky.
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level 51
Apr 30, 2014
Paterno's 46 years is the 4th longest in NCAA history. Three others coached NCAA teams longer than he did. Look it up.
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level 69
May 14, 2014
You MUST remove armstrong !
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level 57
Jun 7, 2014
Agreed
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level 72
Sep 29, 2014
On the contrary, I agree with the Armstrong-won-seven point of view here, but I'd also suggest allowing Indurain as an alternate answer to score the point. The Armstrong-won-none argument, while I disagree with it, is still a fair one.
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level 67
Sep 14, 2017
As I have often said "If the cheat had been Russian it would not have been a question in this quiz"
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level 77
Nov 23, 2017
I thought that QM has changed his mind about Lance a couple years ago. I guess not? Or was this quiz overlooked?
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level 66
Jun 4, 2014
So many sports questions. T_T
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level 22
Jun 11, 2014
Too focused on the US, baseball and NFL isn't supported anywhere else...
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level 73
Aug 11, 2014
Looking through these comments, QM really stripped this quiz down in the last update.
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level 30
Aug 17, 2014
I was thinking the same thing. Had no idea what people were talking about, then I just figured that the quiz was edited a lot.
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level 77
Aug 17, 2014
Was Louis not a dictator?
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level 66
Aug 13, 2019
good question, if he was king of France for 72 years would that not count as 72 years of dictatorial reign, beating out Castro at 52 years?
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level 36
Aug 17, 2014
Garry Kasparov is misspelled. :)
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level 59
Aug 17, 2014
Garry Kasparov is misspelled. But thanks to this quiz, I learned a new expression: prime time.
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level ∞
Aug 18, 2014
Fixed the spelling of Kasparov.
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level 20
Aug 17, 2014
How can 70% get The Longest word in "Marry Poppins"? I can't even read it properly.
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level 78
Aug 17, 2014
Because you juste need to write Supercal for it to be accepted ;).
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level 82
Aug 17, 2014
"Supercal" is not really a very long word. "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" is. And it's not that hard to spell. Not really.
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level 79
May 10, 2018
but every time i say the word it always precocious
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level 40
Aug 17, 2014
Personally I, don't belive that Castro is a dictator. By no means is it an accepted consesus among academics and the general populus that this is the case. I feel your question could be worded much better as the "longest serving political leader".
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level 77
Aug 20, 2014
That would actually be worse. Castro was for sure a dictator, but so were most kings and queens throughout history, several of which had longer reigns than Castro. Maybe, non-monarchical dictator? Or longest serving leader (that was not a king or queen or pharaoah or emperor etc)...
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level 71
Aug 17, 2014
The jeopardy question was a little unfair. No one outside the US would even have heard about it.
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level 69
Feb 11, 2016
I agree. Those tests that combine world wide general knowledge with useless trivia from the US. If the question can't be answered by a well-cultured man from any part of the world, then it belongs to a specific test (such as US shows records, or US television history).
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level 77
Aug 13, 2019
It's not true that *noone* outside of the US knows this, and there are often questions on quizzes that very few people inside the US would know. The difference is usually that the Americans don't complain incessantly about the latter.
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level 24
Aug 17, 2014
Lance armstrong didnt win any he cheated so he should be replaced with Eddy Merckx
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level 68
Aug 17, 2014
I interpreted the quotation marks in Mary Poppins as meaning the longest word within the words "Mary Poppins". Too early in the morning, I suppose.
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level 52
Aug 17, 2014
It never ceases to amaze me at how little so many know their Bible on this site. Not a criticism, just sad to me. 24% knew that Psalms was the longest book in the Bible. Since it's basically in the middle, it just seems like a no brainer if you've ever opened a Bible.
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level 77
Aug 20, 2014
24% is probably higher than it should be, and I'm not even saying that people should be religiously illiterate. I think it's important to know about this stuff. Actually knowing the Bible is probably the one thing that helps most people become Atheist. But being able to name the longest chapter... not really that important and 24% is probably much much higher than the percentage who would know in general.
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level 38
Nov 22, 2018
Knew that Psalms was the longest book of the bible; misspelled it as "Psalm" (confused it with "Revelation", which IS singular)
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level 66
Aug 13, 2019
I've read the bible but never paid any attention to how long each book was, I got it by guessing different books of the bible
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level 54
Aug 17, 2014
Thank you for accepting "supercali," Quizmaster.
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level 65
May 5, 2018
Yes. I was dreading typing the entire word.
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level 43
Aug 19, 2014
I think everyone needs to calm down about Armstrong being in this. As QM has stated, doping or not, the streak is his, and he's not the first athlete to dope anyway. I see no reason to change it.
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level 67
Mar 21, 2016
It should say 'finished first'.......... as he did not WIN anything.
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level 71
Aug 25, 2016
Could not disagree more with QM et al about Armstrong. Okay fine, everyone else doped back then too, but everyone else skulked around in corners trying not to be noticed while doing it. Armstrong ACTIVELY TRIED TO RUIN PEOPLE'S LIVES, and in some cases, succeeded. Anyone who spoke the *truth* – even if he was only mentioned tangentially – he bullied, threatened, sued, destroyed their reputation, cost them sponsorships, jobs, etc. That's what makes him a reprehensible human being who deserves NO recognition for his TdF "wins".
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level 70
May 21, 2017
This.
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level 60
Aug 20, 2014
Dictatorial reign? George W. Bush, or did it just feel that long!?
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level 70
Oct 16, 2018
Bet ya miss W now though!!
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level 38
Nov 22, 2018
^ Amen to that!
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level 67
Aug 13, 2019
Yes, but don't get me wrong, he was still TERRIBLE and helped pave the way for the situation we are now in.
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level 34
Sep 5, 2014
Hey guys! I am new to JetPunk. Please check out my quizzes and let me know what you think! :-)
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level 76
May 14, 2018
If you are at level 35 how can you be new to Jetpunk?
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level 70
Oct 16, 2018
And four years later, still at 35...
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level 62
Dec 13, 2018
Im 25 and only on here a few days. Edit: and if I wouldnt spend so much time reading all the comments id probably be at 35 hah. Average 5 mins of quizzing followed by 15'mins of comment reading...
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level 72
Sep 29, 2014
There's no clue prompt for the longest Bible book: how about "150 chapters"?
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level 30
Oct 17, 2014
Could you accept Kasparov, without the first name, too?
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level 44
Nov 10, 2014
the longest word is the chemical form of titin, 189,819 letters long. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_word_in_English
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level 55
Nov 16, 2014
You should add Doctor Who in as "longest-running sci-fi TV show." The 51st anniversary is in a week. :)
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level 66
Aug 13, 2019
Thats cool! out of curiosity has it been 51 consecutive seasons of the same show? I know there have been multiple "doctor who"s but I've never been sure if they were multiple iterations of the same show or if they were separate shows all together
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level 67
Aug 13, 2019
There have technically been two series. The first ran from 1963-1989 and had a total of seven Doctors. Then there was a made-for-TV movie in 1996 with the Eighth Doctor. Finally, they rebooted the series in 2005, which is still running as of now in 2019 and has had five Doctors thus far (well, technically six. Five and a half. It's complicated.)

Both series (and the TV movie) are within the same continuity, so it sort of depends how you look at it. In one way, it's two separate series: one that ran 26 years and one that is currently at 14 years. In another way, it's one series that had a 16-year hiatus. But no, either way it hasn't had 50+ consecutive seasons.
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level 63
Sep 11, 2015
As of a few days ago, the Longest Reigning English Monarch can be updated as Queen Elizabeth II.
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level 76
Jan 21, 2016
Why do we need the number for the French monarch but not for the British?
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level 82
Apr 15, 2016
So "Louis" isn't good enough when in most quizzes here you don't need numbers on monarchs and when "Elizabeth" gets accepted? Very consistent.
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level 67
Jun 19, 2016
I suppose the difference is that there are only 2 Elizabeths as queen, whereas there were 18 Louis as King. Everyone who puts Elizabeth knows it is Elizabeth II whereas I would bet most people who got Louis XIV tried a few numbers first (and that is how we learn)
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level 76
May 14, 2018
When it's only a number that's different we can all quickly type a list of numbers, so that isn't a learning moment for me. It just seems a waste of time to require it and it isn't always required on these quizzes - where would you suggest the cutoff be - two monarchs are okay, five are too many? At least the site should be consistent. I tried Louis and when it wasn't accepted I moved on. Next time I'll do the number thing but I still don't understand why I have to type XIV but not II.
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level 66
Aug 13, 2019
generally speaking it's probably best to try XIV first. I feel like I've seen him all over these quizes but not many other Louis'
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level 73
Aug 22, 2016
Shouldn't Rasputin be on this quiz?
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level 21
Sep 30, 2016
I tried typing in "my dick", but that didn't work. Way to make me feel depressed JetPunk!
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level 61
Nov 9, 2016
Favre, DiMaggio, Revolution 9, Red Wings, longest movie...a lot of questions seem to have been removed.
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level 61
Nov 9, 2016
Also typed Kasparov and it didn't come up.
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level 44
Dec 8, 2016
Should have gotten Lance Armstrong and Fidel Castro... yet Phantom of the Opera and Franklin Roosevelt were total guesses :D
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level 45
May 9, 2017
Um, fix the Cubs please
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level 66
Aug 13, 2019
it's still technically correct. if they changed it to longest ACTIVE world series drought then it would no longer be them, but it's still the longest drought in MLB history
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level 45
May 11, 2017
Emmanuel Lasker was a chess world champion for 27 years. https://www.chess.com/article/view/27-years-as-world-champion
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level 46
May 11, 2017
I thought Voyager II was further out than Voyager I
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level 60
Sep 14, 2017
I think Ken Jennings would be the only one able to get 100% (1st go) on this quiz!
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level 57
Sep 14, 2017
Currently the Amazon is believed to be the longest river in the world. Please at least accept it. There is debate as to whether the Nile or the Amazon is longer, and sometimes changes if they re-measure them. The Nile is (according to Wikipedia) 4258 miles long, but the Amazon is 4345 miles long. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_by_length
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level 57
Sep 17, 2017
Please fix this. The Amazon is longer
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level 66
Sep 14, 2017
Armstrong must go. Had the cheat been of any other nationality except American you would not be arguing the toss. As to the supposed 'World' Series - outside the USA, who actually really cares??
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level 77
Nov 23, 2017
Canada, Japan, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Taiwan... many other places... interesting tidbit: of 39 Baseball World Cup events (not the same thing as the World Series), the USA has only won 4 times. Cuba has won the most. The United Kingdom won the first. The Netherlands won the last one. Other winners include Colombia, Venezuela, and South Korea.

Though, as someone who lived in the United States for many years and still never cared about baseball, I apologize if I'm taking your comment too seriously.
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level 60
Oct 17, 2017
Major props for the Jeopardy question
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level 52
Nov 23, 2017
All the other questions aside from the Armstrong question are inarguable facts - no one disputes them. A quiz about PROPERLY MEASURABLY LONG things should be using data that is 100% accepted to be true. In the case of Armstrong, you yourself say that "the quiz master does not believe..." A quiz should not be based around what a quiz-maker BELIEVES. Do you realise that the equivalent of this would be a Christian fundamentalist who believes the world is flat, and only 6000 years old? Do perfectly acceptable answers all of a sudden become wrong answers because the quiz maker has decided that only the answer that they personally believe to be true will be accepted as the answer? Poor form. If a question has a subjective answer - then you can't say that in quiz format, only what one individual personally believes is allowed to be the only correct answer. The facts don't care about your feelings.
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level 46
Dec 11, 2017
Monday night raw is now the longest tv show. Who thought the badly scripted wwe could make it this far
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level 67
Jan 29, 2018
Coronation Street in the UK is the longest scripted TV show in UK........ now in it's 58th Year.
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level 57
Jan 29, 2018
Note To Self: Hitler did not reign for 52 years
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level 73
Mar 26, 2018
11,000 performances? Pfft, that's nothing - the Mousetrap is on well over 25,000 performances in the West End
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level 63
Apr 5, 2018
How did I not get Chile?
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level 76
May 14, 2018
Were you wearing a coat? :)
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level 67
May 14, 2018
The cheater Lance Armstrong ....... does not deserve to have his name lauded in this fashion.
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level 68
May 14, 2018
Longest things, huh? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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level 77
Aug 13, 2019
I made a quiz on a similar subject once. Had to change the title about six times before I got one that was accepted.
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level 29
Feb 10, 2019
i though crime and punishment was the longest Russian novel. May be wrong.
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level 67
Aug 13, 2019
Nah, not even close. Crime and Punishment has roughly 200K words. Long, but not absurdly so. For comparison, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has around 260K words, and George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books range from 290K to 425K. War and Peace, meanwhile, has around 580K.

To compare another way, the audiobook of Crime and Punishment read by Alan Munro runs about 25 hours. War and Peace read by the same narrator runs nearly 67.
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