Tag: world record

Oct 12, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Highest of All Clouds

Picture of the Day: The Highest of All Clouds

THE HIGHEST OF ALL CLOUDS Photograph by Kelly Speelman/National Science Federation In this photo by Kelly Speelman of the National Science Federation, we see Nacreous clouds observed on January 6, 2011. These polar stratospheric clouds at 80,000 feet (24,384 m) are the highest of all clouds. They only occur in the…

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Sep 24, 2012

The Most Powerful Digital Camera in the World

The Most Powerful Digital Camera in the World

The world’s most powerful digital camera has opened its eye and recorded the first images in hunt for dark energy (which is believed to make up 75% of the content of the Universe). Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth. That ancient starlight has…

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Sep 19, 2012

10 Animals that Lived Longer than the Oldest Known Human

10 Animals that Lived Longer than the Oldest Known Human

Photograph via Wikipedia That’s Jeanne Calment, a French citizen who has the longest confirmed human lifespan in history at 122 years and 164 days. She was born on February 21, 1875 and passed on August 4, 1997 [Source]. She’s lived through both world wars, seen humankind land on the moon and witnessed the…

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Sep 14, 2012

The Largest Sea Evacuation in History

The Largest Sea Evacuation in History

On a day marred by tragedy, an uplifting story of the human spirit emerged on the shores of Manhattan. Along with the coast guard, a group of everyday citizens worked together to accomplish the largest sea evacuation in history. Half a million people were transported in a stretch of nine hours. It was…

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Aug 16, 2012

The Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool in the World

The Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool in the World

Located in Brussels, Belgium, Nemo 33 is the deepest indoor swimming pool in the world. Designed for divers, Nemo 33 was first conceived by John Beernaerts in 1996. Its doors would eventually open to the public on May 1st, 2004. According to the Guinness World Records: The Nemo 33 diving pool has a…

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Jul 11, 2012

The Highest Point on Every Continent

The Highest Point on Every Continent

As you would imagine, the highest point is found at the peak of the continent’s highest mountain. In mountaineering this is known as the Seven Summits, which was first postulated and achieved on April 30, 1985 by Richard Bass. Below you can see the highest points on every continent compared to the “Eight-Thousanders“,…

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Jun 17, 2012

Giant George – The Tallest Dog in the World

Giant George – The Tallest Dog in the World

Weighing in at over 245 pounds (111 kg) and standing 43 inches tall (1.09 meters), Giant George is the Guinness World Record Holder for Tallest Living Dog & Tallest Dog Ever. When standing on his hind legs, George measures a staggering 7 feet three inches. George is 6 years old and was born November…

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