Friday, January 30, 2009

Wacky Stats

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is the capital with the longest name.
Huh? Washington is longer than Bangkok
True - but the official name of Bangkok is Krungthepmahanakhornbowornrattanakosinmahintarayutthayamahadilokpopnopparatratchathaniburiromudomratchaniwetmahasathanamornpimanavatarnsathitsakkathattiyavisnukarprasit

which is Thai for: Great city of Angels, the supreme repository of divine jewels, the great land unconquerable, the grand and prominent realm, the royal and delightful capital city full of nine noble gems, the highest royal dwelling and grand palace, the divine shelter and living place of the reincarnated spirits"

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