Tag: largest

Dec 1, 2012

Inside Amazon’s ‘Chaotic Storage’ Warehouses

Inside Amazon’s ‘Chaotic Storage’ Warehouses

As the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon needs somewhere to put all of those products. The solution? Giant warehouses. Eighty to be exact. Strategically located near key shipping hubs around the world. The warehouses themselves are massive, with some over 1.2 million square feet in size (111,484 sq m). And at the heart of…

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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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May 16, 2012

The Largest Swimming Pool in the World

The Largest Swimming Pool in the World

At 1,013 meters (3,324 ft) in length with a total area of 8 hectares (19.77 acres), the swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile is the largest in the world. It was listed officially as the largest swimming pool by area in the Guinness Book of World Records…

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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 When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded NASA’s Crawler-Transporter, used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo…

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Apr 9, 2012

Blue Marlin: The Giant Ship That Ships Other Ships

Blue Marlin: The Giant Ship That Ships Other Ships

When one needs to transport a large number of ships (perhaps they aren’t ocean-ready), move a gigantic oil rig (like BP’s Thunder Horse PDQ) or perhaps carry a damaged warship home (The USS Cole), the MV Blue Marlin heeds the call. Blue Marlin is a semi-submersible heavy lift ship designed to transport very large semi-submersible…

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Apr 4, 2012

15 of the Largest Animals in the World

15 of the Largest Animals in the World

Our world is full of creatures big and small, short and tall. Below the Sifter looks at 15 of the largest animals in the world, classified by various categories such as mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians etc. There’s an incredibly detailed list of some of the world’s largest organisms (including plants, fungi, bacteria, etc.)…

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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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