Tag: tallest

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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Feb 3, 2015

Ice Climbing the Glaciers at the Top of Kilimanjaro

Ice Climbing the Glaciers at the Top of Kilimanjaro

Late last year, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Will Gadd, ascended to the highest point in Africa, taking matters one step further by climbing the famous glaciers found at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Photograph above by Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool Photograph by Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool…

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Nov 16, 2014

Robbie Maddison Does an Olympic Ski Jump on his Motorbike

Robbie Maddison Does an Olympic Ski Jump on his Motorbike

Robbie Maddison tears through the Olympic Park in Utah capping it off with an amazing stunt at the ski jumping facility. Maddison dropped in, launching with a speed of 71 mph (114 km/h) and achieving a distance of 374 ft (114 meters). He also set a world record with a vertical drop of 185…

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Jul 6, 2014

This is the First Ride Down the World’s Tallest Waterslide

This is the First Ride Down the World’s Tallest Waterslide

At 168 ft and 7 inches, Verrückt (German for ‘insane’) is the world’s tallest waterslide. Set to open this month at Kansas City’s Schlitterbahn Waterpark, riders will have to climb 264 steps to reach the top of this 17-story behemoth. Four-person rafts will reach speeds in excess of 60 mph before ascending a second…

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Jun 5, 2014

Picture of the Day: The World’s Tallest Lego Tower

Picture of the Day: The World’s Tallest Lego Tower

THE WORLD’S TALLEST LEGO TOWER Photograph by Honéczy Barnabás / MTI Students in partnership with LEGO Store Budapest and official Danish LEGO constructors set a new world record on 25 May 2014 by building the world’s highest LEGO tower, eclipsing the previous record set last August by students in Delaware. The tower…

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May 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Atop the World’s Tallest Residential Building

Picture of the Day: Atop the World’s Tallest Residential Building

Photograph by ALEXANDER REMNEV Facebook | LiveJournal | VK | 500px | Instagram On a recent trip to Dubai, rooftopper and photographer Alexander Remnev took this dizzying self-portrait from the top of the Princess Tower, the tallest residential building in the world. The Princess Tower is 101-storeys and stands 414 meters (1,358 ft) tall.…

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Apr 9, 2014

Picture of the Day: A Volcanic Eruption Seen from a Space Shuttle

Picture of the Day: A Volcanic Eruption Seen from a Space Shuttle

A VOLCANIC ERUPTION SEEN FROM A SPACE SHUTTLE Photograph by NASA In this incredible capture taken on 30 September 1994, we see a major eruption of Klyuchevskaya Sopka as seen by the astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour (mission: STS-68). The eruption cloud reached 60,000 feet above sea level and the winds…

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Jan 23, 2014

This is the World’s Tallest Waterslide. It’s Higher than Niagara Falls

This is the World’s Tallest Waterslide. It’s Higher than Niagara Falls

The Verrückt (German for insane) is set to become the tallest and fastest waterslide in the world when it officially opens this summer (grand opening is May 23, 2014). Located at the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, the waterslide is 17 stories high (good for 170 ft). Thrill-seeking riders will have to ascend…

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Dec 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: World’s Largest Stone Buddha

Picture of the Day: World’s Largest Stone Buddha

WORLD’S LARGEST STONE BUDDHA Photograph by Ariel Steiner The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD). It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near…

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