Tag: world record

Feb 19, 2015

Meet Patrick, the World’s Oldest and Largest Living Wombat

Meet Patrick, the World’s Oldest and Largest Living Wombat

At 84 pounds (38 kg) and 29 years of age, Patrick is the world’s oldest and largest known living common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus). This is his story. Photograph by Ballarat Wildlife Park Patrick has lived nearly his entire life at the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia. He was hand-raised by…

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Jan 28, 2015

The Largest Airplane Ever Built

The Largest Airplane Ever Built

The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a cargo aircraft that was designed by the Soviet Union’s Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. It is powered by six turbofan engines and is the longest and heaviest airplane ever built, with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes. It also has the largest wingspan of any aircraft…

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Jan 14, 2015

The Largest Creatures in the Ocean [Chart]

The Largest Creatures in the Ocean [Chart]

A team of scientists led by Craig McClain have just published, “Sizing ocean giants: patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafauna“, a research paper dedicated to the review and analysis of 25 ocean giants ranging across the animal kingdom. The paper explains: The largest living representatives of most taxa occur in the oceans……

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Jan 8, 2015

Antiques Roadshow Tells Woman Her Baseball Cards are Worth $1 Million

Antiques Roadshow Tells Woman Her Baseball Cards are Worth $1 Million

Watch the biggest sports memorabilia valuation in Antiques Roadshow history. The collection includes some of the first baseball cards ever printed, along with personal letters from members of the Boston Red Stockings from the 1870s.

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Jan 6, 2015

This Might Be the Biggest Wave Ever Ridden on a Skimboard

This Might Be the Biggest Wave Ever Ridden on a Skimboard

Watch Brad Domke conquer what might be the biggest wave ever ridden on skimboard off the coast of Puerto Escondido, Mexico. For those unfamiliar, a skimboard is like a small version of a surfboard… without any fins. So riding anything this huge is simply nuts.

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Jan 5, 2015

Solving the World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube (17x17x17)

Solving the World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube (17x17x17)

At 17x17x17 this is the world’s largest rubik’s cube. It took Kenneth Brandon 7.5 hours to solve this beast but you can watch a condensed 6-minute time-lapse version here. For those curious, you can check out the real-time version here (the video is just shy of 8 hours long). So just how many different…

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Dec 2, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Oldest Tree in Estonia

Picture of the Day: The Oldest Tree in Estonia

Photograph by Abrget47j on Wikimedia Comoons Seen here is the famous Tamme-Lauri oak, the thickest and oldest tree in Estonia, located in Urvaste Parish, Võru County. The height of the tree is 17 metres (56 ft) with a circumference of 831 centimetres (327 in). According to researchers the tree was planted around 1326. [source]…

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