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September 12, 2013

A 1,185-letter word

Here's the word. Brownie points for reading the whole thing. Extra credit for doing so out loud. Quadruple bonus points for singing it amidst a crowd of colleagues to the tune of "The Star-Spangled Banner":
acetylseryltyrosylseryliso- leucylthreonylserylproly lserylglutaminyl- phenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucyl- serylserylvalyl tryptophylalanyl- aspartylprolylisoleucylglutamyl- leucylleucylasparag inylvalylcysteinyl- threonylserylserylleucylglycyl- asparaginylglutaminy lphenylalanyl- glutaminylthreonylglutaminyl- glutaminylalanylarginy lthreonylthreonyl- glutaminylvalylglutaminylg- lutaminylphenylalanylser ylglutaminylvalyl- tryptophyllysylprolylphenyl- alanylprolylglutaminyls erylthreonylvalyl- arginylphenylalanylprolyl- glycylaspartylvalyltyrosy llysylvalyltyrosyl- arginyltyrosylasparaginyl- alanylvalylleucylaspartyl prolylleucylisoleucyl- threonylalanylleucylleucyl- glycylthreonylphenylalan- ylaspartylthreonyl- arginylasparaginylarginylisoleucyl- isoleucylglutamylvalylglutamyl- asparaginylglutaminylglutaminyl- serylprolylthreonyl - threonylalanylglutamyl- threonylleucylaspartylalanyl- threonylarginylarginyl - valylaspartylaspartyl- alanylthreonylvalylalany- lisoleucylarginylserylalan - ylasparaginylisoleucyl- asparaginylleucylvalylasparaginyl- glutamylleucylval ylarginylglycyl- threonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparaginyl- glutaminylas paraginylthreonyl- phenylalanylglutamylserylmethion- ylserylglycylleucy lvalyltryptophyl- threonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine

-- The Longest Words Belong to Science - Blog

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 12, 2013 8:02 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

I fell asleep after the first ten minutes; tell me how it ends.

Posted by: ahem at September 12, 2013 8:41 AM

That would be a bitch to pronounce for someone who rolled their t's.

Posted by: Syd B. at September 12, 2013 8:49 AM

Punchlines on Parade

The pharmacist thought for a minute and said, "You mean, aspirin?" And the chemist smacked his forehead and replied, "Thank you, I always forget that name."

Posted by: Jason in KT at September 12, 2013 10:17 AM

Rim shot.

Posted by: ahem at September 12, 2013 11:59 AM

I'd like to solve the puzzle, Alex.

Posted by: twolaneflash at September 12, 2013 7:02 PM

Does anyone else wonder why scientists cover their near total ignorance with long words?

Posted by: Denny at September 13, 2013 7:17 AM

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