On a whim, I thought I'd see if there are any sites that make short urls longer. I mean, come on, it's the internet; there has to be someone who's done such a thing, right?
Wouldn't you know, there sure is.
The following URL: 1smootshort.blogspot.com has a length of 24 characters and resulted in the following
W-i-d-e-U-R-L which has a length of 112 characters: http://wideurl.com/one-ess-em-double-oh-tee-ess-aitch-oh-are-tee-dot-bee-ell-oh-gee-ess-pea-oh-tee-dot-see-oh-em