Tag: tallest

May 31, 2018

Rare Color Footage from the 1930s of the Tallest Person in Recorded History

Rare Color Footage from the 1930s of the Tallest Person in Recorded History

Robert Wadlow (1918-1940) stood 8 feet 11 inches (2.72 m) and weighed 491 pounds

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Sep 22, 2016

Putting Big Things in Perspective by Comparing Them To Something More Familiar

Putting Big Things in Perspective by Comparing Them To Something More Familiar

Prehistoric scorpions the size of a house cat? Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope

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Apr 12, 2016

First-Person POV: Climbing the Tallest Skyscraper in Korea

First-Person POV: Climbing the Tallest Skyscraper in Korea

Daredevils Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov scale the 555 m (1,821 ft) Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea

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Mar 21, 2016

Picture of the Day: Just the Base of an Oil Platform Being Towed Out to Sea

Picture of the Day: Just the Base of an Oil Platform Being Towed Out to Sea

Nicknamed ‘Bullwinkle’, the steel base alone is 1,352 ft tall and is regarded as one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century

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Sep 15, 2015

Troll A – The Tallest Structure Ever Moved by Mankind

Troll A – The Tallest Structure Ever Moved by Mankind

Located about 80 km off the west coast of Norway is ‘Troll A’, a colossal natural gas platform and the tallest structure ever moved by mankind.

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Mar 6, 2015

Teton Gravity Debut First-Ever Ultra HD Footage of Himalayas Above 20,000 ft

Teton Gravity Debut First-Ever Ultra HD Footage of Himalayas Above 20,000 ft

The aerial cinema experts at Teton Gravity Research release the first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft. with the GSS C520 system, the most advanced gyro-stabilized camera system in the world. Filmed from a helicopter with a crew flying from Kathmandu at 4,600 ft. up to 24,000 ft. on…

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Mar 5, 2015

This is What an 81 degree, 325 ft Drop at 95 mph Looks Like

This is What an 81 degree, 325 ft Drop at 95 mph Looks Like

An incredible first-person POV of the first test run on the Fury 325 roller coaster at Carowinds Park. Debuting this spring, Fury 325 will be the world’s tallest & fastest ‘giga’ coaster (a type of roller-coaster with a height or drop ranging from 300 ft to 399 ft and completes a full circuit). The…

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