One man has decided to record himself reciting the world's longest word at 189,819 letters long.
The ridiculously long word is unsurprisingly the longest in any language and takes over 3 hours to pronounce. It's the chemical name for titin, the largest known polypeptide in the human body. While an undoubtedly extensive recitation, some Lexicographers have contested whether, being the name of a chemical, the term is actually a word at all. The longest regular word to appear in the dictionary is "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" at 45 letters in length.
This hasn't stopped Russian Dmitry Golubovskiy from sitting down at a desk and reading the entire 189,819 letter behemoth. Some would argue that the video is more useful as a cure for insomnia than it is as an educational exercise.
"The English word has 189,819 letters and takes more than 3."
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