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The 10 Strangest Newspapers In The World During The 19th And 20th Century

Certainly many people will be surprised before following worldwide impressive “records” of journalism in the 19th and 20th century.

Since its appearance, newspaper is not only an effective means of communication but also plays an important role in the development of society.

Along with history, newspaper also was noted for its very private “records”.

1. The heaviest newspaper

The heaviest newspaper is the Sunday New York Times published on 14th September 1987.

This newspaper weighs more than 5.4kg and includes 1612 pages.

2. The newspaper released the most

The newspaper having number of editions released the most is TV Guide with 1 billion editions each year in 1974.

Weekly newspaper has highest sales is Russian newspaper Argumently I Fankty with number of editions released each week in 1990 was 33.5 million.

3. Newspaper having the highest price of advertising

Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper of Japan had advertising prices in April 1989 was 41.55 million yen for a morning newspaper and 32.27 million yen for the afternoon


4. Newspaper with the largest scale

The Yomiuri Shimbun is also one of the largest Newspaper:

• 468 permanent offices worldwide

• Nearly 3500 employees

• Each period releases tens of millions of copies

Reader’s Digest magazine of America born in 1922 is no less famous: there are 48 kinds of publications in 19 languages released in many countries around the world with 29 million copies (17 million in only the US)

5. The smallest newspaper

Terra Nostra of Portugal published on 20th February 2012 with 1 gram weight was made in 18.27 : 25.35mm.

6. The largest newspaper

From 16th August to 16th September 2001, the journal Technology and Economic Review set up its publications in front of stadium Hockey in Helsinki (Finland) with the largest size in the world newspaper history – 15: 10m

7. Newspaper having the shortest editorial

In the April 1968 issue, the Star newspaper of the US published the shortest editorial in the world with mere capacity of a single word: “Excellent”


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