Tag: world record

Apr 26, 2012

The Largest Land Vehicle in the World

The Largest Land Vehicle in the World

Photograph via mejjad The $100 million Bagger 288 (Excavator 288), built by the German company Krupp (now ThyssenKrupp) for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun, is a bucket-wheel excavator or mobile strip mining machine. When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded NASA’s Crawler-Transporter, used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo…

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Mar 24, 2012

The Tallest Sand Dune in Europe

The Tallest Sand Dune in Europe

Photograph by Larrousiney Photograph by Mtu33260 The Great Dune of Pyla (or Pilat) is the tallest sand dune in Europe. It is located in La Teste-de-Buch in the Arcachon Bay area, France, 60 km from Bordeaux. Pilat is often spelled Pyla, hence the alternative name “dune of Pyla”. More accurately,…

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Feb 20, 2012

The Tiniest Chameleon in the World

The Tiniest Chameleon in the World

Photograph by Glaw F, Kohler J, Townsend TM, Vences M A new species of Leaf Chameleons (Brookesia) from northern Madagasar have been discovered and they are the tiniest in the world. Adult males of the species grow to just over a half-inch (16 mm) from nose to bottom and about 1 inch (30…

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Nov 18, 2011

Picture of the Day: Biggest 3D Sidewalk Painting Ever

Picture of the Day: Biggest 3D Sidewalk Painting Ever

BIGGEST 3D SIDEWALK PAINTING EVER Photograph by Paul Hackett/Reuters Guiness World Records has proclaimed this the world’s largest 3D painting, located at the Canary Wharf in London. The piece was created by British artist Joe Hill of 3D Joe and Max as a promotion for Reebok Crossfit. The gigantic painting measures…

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Oct 30, 2011

The World’s Fastest Animals on Land, Sea and Air

The World’s Fastest Animals on Land, Sea and Air

Photograph by DECKSTER1965 CHEETAHS: THE WORLD’S FASTEST LAND ANIMALS The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large-sized feline inhabiting most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. They are the only felid with non-retractable claws and pads that, by their scope, disallow gripping (therefore cheetahs cannot climb vertical trees, although they are…

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Jun 9, 2011

The Tallest Bridge in the World [20 pics]

The Tallest Bridge in the World [20 pics]

Photograph by Mickbab Located in Southern France, the Millau Viaduct is the tallest bridge in the world. Constructed in three short years, the bridge is an engineering and architectural marvel. At its highest point, the bridge soars 343 meters (1,125 ft) above ground, that’s 19 meters (62 ft) taller than the Eiffer Tower! Check…

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May 17, 2011

Miniatur Wunderland: World’s Largest Model Railway

Miniatur Wunderland: World’s Largest Model Railway

Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, is home to the world’s largest model railway, with miniature replicas of famous destinations around Europe and America. The level of detail is incredible and the figures are simply mind-boggling: – Model area = 1,150 sq. meters (12,378 sq ft) – Track length = 12,000 meters (39,370 ft) –…

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