Tag: world record

Feb 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: The World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Picture of the Day: The World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

THE WORLD’S LARGEST OFFSHORE WIND FARM Photograph by London Array Limited The London Array is an offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary in the United Kingdom. With a nameplate capacity of 630 megawatts (MW), it is the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The first foundation was installed in March 2011 and…

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Jan 31, 2014

GoPro Just Released New HD Footage of Felix Baumgartner’s Space Jump and it’s Insane

GoPro Just Released New HD Footage of Felix Baumgartner’s Space Jump and it’s Insane

On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner ascended 128,100 feet above Earth’s surface to the edge of space in a stratospheric balloon. He broke the speed of sound while free-falling back to Earth, setting three world records in the process. GoPro had seven HERO2 cameras documenting every moment and Red Bull and GoPro just released…

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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 29, 2013

Picture of the Day: World’s Largest Reflection Pool

Picture of the Day: World’s Largest Reflection Pool

WORLD’S LARGEST REFLECTION POOL Photograph by Kuroiniisan on Wikimedia Commons When it rains at Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni (the world’s largest salt flat), the landscape transforms into a giant and shallow reflection pool. And if you happen to capture the phenomenon at sunset, you get a beautiful photograph like this. At 10,582…

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Dec 5, 2013

The World’s Largest Monastery Library is in Austria and it’s Beautiful

The World’s Largest Monastery Library is in Austria and it’s Beautiful

© Jorge Royan / http://www.royan.com.ar / CC-BY-SA-3.0 Admont Abbey is a Benedictine monastery located on the Enns River in the town of Admont, Austria. It is the oldest remaining monastery in Styria and contains the largest monastic library in the world. The abbey is known for its Baroque architecture, art, and manuscripts. [Source] While…

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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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Nov 21, 2013

This is the World’s Longest Wood Carving. It was Made from a Single Tree Trunk

This is the World’s Longest Wood Carving. It was Made from a Single Tree Trunk

November 14, 2013 marked the ninth annual Guinness World Records Day, where people around the globe attempt to break world records. Unveiled that day at the Palace Museum in Beijing was an astonishing wooden sculpture by Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui. The wooden carving took four years to complete. The sculpture, carved from a single…

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