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59. How Long is a CD?

19 Mar

FACT: The average CD can hold 74 minutes worth of music. This rather unusual length was chosen by Sony’s president at the time.

His reasoning behind the 74 minute limit was that a single CD should be able to contain the longest recorded version of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony; and that it did indeed.

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Posted by on March 19, 2011 in Trivia

 

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