World’s Longest Word Takes 3.5 Hours to Read [Video]

If you are interested in hearing the world’s longest word read out loud, check out the video below.

The word in question is the chemical name for titin, also known as connectin, which also happens to have the distinction of being the largest known protein. A few interesting factoids: it is 189,819 letters long, eats up 65KB as a text file and if you read it backwards three times you will reverse the expansion of the universe and initiate the big squeeze (so handle with care).

Not enough, want to read it yourself and need a good science-based chant to go with your daily meditations? You can download a text file of it here.

Enjoy responsibly.



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