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Today in History: You can do a lot in 11 hours

You’d be surprised at just how much stuff you can do in eleven hours. You could, in theory, fly halfway across the world, watch the entirety of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, or get enough sleep to potentially lower your risk of dying prematurely.

On June 24, 2010, Nicholas Mahut won the longest tennis match ever that ran…you guessed it–for 11 hours. What other amazing feats happened in just under half a day on this day in history? Check out our video to find out.

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