I saw a BMW commercial that had weird flashy graphics like "the longest standing ovation on record was 80 minutes". So naturally, I wanted to know who exactly earned that kind of applause. This may just be something that BMW made up to sell cars, but they really should make up more stuff that actually relates to cars. Instead of thinking about automobiles I'm off looking up the longest standing ovation, or wondering if I need wrinkle cream to age as well as the people in the commercial.
I couldn't get a clear answer to this one, only found the same answer on chacha and wikianswers and they probably stole it from each other. Myth has it that on June 30, 1991 in Vienna Placido Domingo sang Otello and got 101 curtain calls in a 80 minute ovation. Seriously? Why 101? That's a dedicated crowd, I doubt I could even stand up that long.