Tag: highest

Jul 24, 2017

There’s a Basketball Net Atop the Supreme Court Dubbed the ‘Highest Court in the Land’

There’s a Basketball Net Atop the Supreme Court Dubbed the ‘Highest Court in the Land’

Where they don’t play H-O-R-S-E, they play habeas corpus

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Feb 10, 2017

Picture of the Day: The Highest Public Garden in London

Picture of the Day: The Highest Public Garden in London

The Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street is a unique public space that spans three storeys and offers 360 degree views of London

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Sep 16, 2015

Terry Grant Sets World Record for Largest Ever Loop-the-Loop in a Car

Terry Grant Sets World Record for Largest Ever Loop-the-Loop in a Car

Grant successfully completed a daunting 19.08 m (62.6 ft) tall loop, enduring extreme forces of 6.5 G’s in the process.

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Mar 18, 2015

Eagle Takes Flight from the Top of the World’s Tallest Building

Eagle Takes Flight from the Top of the World’s Tallest Building

An eagle named Darshan set a world record for the ‘highest-ever recorded bird flight from a man-made structure’ when it took flight from the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building. Darshan descended 2,700 ft of vertical distance, landing safely on the arm of its trainer. The eagle was outfitted…

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Nov 16, 2014

Robbie Maddison Does an Olympic Ski Jump on his Motorbike

Robbie Maddison Does an Olympic Ski Jump on his Motorbike

Robbie Maddison tears through the Olympic Park in Utah capping it off with an amazing stunt at the ski jumping facility. Maddison dropped in, launching with a speed of 71 mph (114 km/h) and achieving a distance of 374 ft (114 meters). He also set a world record with a vertical drop of 185…

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Oct 25, 2014

Picture of the Day: Google Exec Quietly Breaks Highest Jump World Record

Picture of the Day: Google Exec Quietly Breaks Highest Jump World Record

Photograph by J. Martin Harris Photography / PSDC If you recall the fanfare surrounding Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking jump set just two years ago, you may be surprised to learn that the record was quietly broken Friday by Google executive, Alan Eustace, 57. At dawn Alan took off in a 35,000 cubic ft. helium balloon.…

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Apr 9, 2014

Picture of the Day: A Volcanic Eruption Seen from a Space Shuttle

Picture of the Day: A Volcanic Eruption Seen from a Space Shuttle

A VOLCANIC ERUPTION SEEN FROM A SPACE SHUTTLE Photograph by NASA In this incredible capture taken on 30 September 1994, we see a major eruption of Klyuchevskaya Sopka as seen by the astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour (mission: STS-68). The eruption cloud reached 60,000 feet above sea level and the winds…

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