Tag: world record

May 4, 2013

A Gigantic Rubber Duck Makes Its First Visit to China

A Gigantic Rubber Duck Makes Its First Visit to China

Artwork by Florentijn Hofman | Photograph by South China Morning Post Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck has made its first visit to China. From May 2 – June 9, the 16.5 meter (54 ft) inflatable rubber duck will be bobbing around from Ocean Terminal to Harbour City, Hong Kong. Hofman’s inflatable rubber duck…

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Apr 10, 2013

Behind the Scenes of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Behind the Scenes of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

The Allure of the Seas is the largest passenger ship ever constructed and the statistics are simply mind-boggling: – 225,282 GRT (gross register tonnage) – 1,187 feet (362 meters) long – 215 feet (66 meters) wide – 213 feet (65 meters) high from the water line – 30 feet (9.1 meters) draft – 22 knots…

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Mar 7, 2013

Picture of the Day: Dunmore Head, Ireland

Picture of the Day: Dunmore Head, Ireland

DUNMORE HEAD, IRELAND Photograph by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen on Wikimedia Commons At the end of the Dingle Peninsula lies the picturesque area you see above, Dunmore Head, the westernmost point of Ireland (excluding the islands). The photograph was taken by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen from Slea Head. The peninsula is named after the…

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Feb 21, 2013

The Largest Floating Stage in the World

The Largest Floating Stage in the World

Located in Singapore, the Float at Marina Bay is the largest floating stage in the world. Made entirely of steel, the floating platform measures 120 meters (393.7 ft) long and 83 meters (272.3 ft) wide. The platform can bear 1,070 tonnes and is fixed to the seabed by six pylons. The gallery at the…

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Feb 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Longest Bridge in Europe

Picture of the Day: The Longest Bridge in Europe

THE LONGEST BRIDGE IN EUROPE Photograph by F Mira The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and rangeviews that spans the Tagus River in Parque das Nações in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), with a total length of…

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Feb 12, 2013

The Largest Ice and Snow Hotel in the World

The Largest Ice and Snow Hotel in the World

Every winter, artists from around the world gather in Jukkasjärvi, northern Sweden, for an art project that has become known as ICEHOTEL. It is the world’s first and largest hotel built of snow and ice. Jukkasjärvi is a small village in northern Sweden with a population of 900 residents and about 1000 dogs. Each…

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Jan 22, 2013

Picture of the Day: Canada’s Strongest Tornado Ever

Picture of the Day: Canada’s Strongest Tornado Ever

Canada’s Strongest Tornado Ever Photograph by Justin Hobson The Elie, Manitoba Tornado was an F5 tornado that struck the town of Elie, Manitoba, Canada, (40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Winnipeg) on June 22, 2007. While several houses were levelled, no one was injured or killed by the tornado. Two well-built homes…

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