Some people achieve such fame that they can be known by last name only. Say the name of Einstein, Beethoven, or Descartes, and no one will ask you to elaborate. Perhaps this […]
One of the more curious titles of any literary work is G.K. Chesterton’s poem “Plakkopytrixophylisperambulantiobatrix.” The meaning of the title and the reason for its choice is unclear. The poem appears in The […]
In 2008 19-year-old George Garratt legally changed his name to “Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined.” He said he wanted to “be unique.” Not to […]
Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff, Sr. (a.k.a. Hubert B. Wolfe + 666) is the short version of the official given name of a typesetter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His full, unabbreviated name is Adolph Blaine Charles David […]
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest village name in the world (and third longest geographical name). it is located in Wales, and yes there are four l’s in a row!