He was only 23 years old when Pet Sounds came out:
Huey Long filibustered for 15 hours and 30 minutes on this day in 1935. As he held the Senate floor, he read the entirety of the US Constitution, offering detailed analysis on each section, and then turned to reading out Shakespeare, among other things.
Wolfram|Alpha calculates that he could speak roughly 139,500 words in that time, which means he could comfortably have gotten through the following:
Huey’s efforts to retain his stranglehold over Louisiana failed that day, and his power would come to a permanent end that year as he was assassinated in Baton Rouge by a political enemy.
Yesterday we shared a blog post about tonight’s transit of Venus.
But did you know that Wolfram|Alpha is also a great resources for many other areas of astronomy?
Here are a few blog posts that we think are particularly interesting:
Moon Phases in Wolfram|Alpha
The Sun’s Roar
Following the Sun’s Unique Path
Making Real-Time Computations: Satellites