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World's Tallest Skyscraper to Be Built in 210 Days Instead of 90

World's Tallest Skyscraper to Be Built in 210 Days Instead of 90 | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) has updated its forecast for completion for Sky City, predicting it will be finished in 210 days instead of 90 days.
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The World's Largest Shoe Store Just Opened! (With 15,000 Different ...

The World's Largest Shoe Store Just Opened! (With 15,000 Different ... | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
The largest shoe store in the world opened today in the Dubai Mall (all of a sudden, this spot has shot to the top of my travel wish list!) The mega store has more than 96000 square feet of space...
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Top Shots of the Week - Yahoo! News (blog)

Top Shots of the Week - Yahoo! News (blog) | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Yahoo! News (blog)Top Shots of the WeekYahoo! News (blog)Miss any of the week's most memorable moments? Like Heidi Klum enjoying a “bear” hug or 6'5” Michael Strahan getting dwarfed by the world's largest pumpkin?
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96-year-old claims to be world's oldest father (VIDEO) - Yahoo! News (blog)

96-year-old claims to be world's oldest father (VIDEO) - Yahoo! News (blog) | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Yahoo! News (blog)96-year-old claims to be world's oldest father (VIDEO)Yahoo! News (blog)96-year-old Ramjit Raghav is reportedly the world's oldest father.
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World's largest laser misses nuclear fusion deadline - New Scientist

World's largest laser misses nuclear fusion deadline - New Scientist | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
World's largest laser misses nuclear fusion deadlineNew ScientistThe world's largest laser has missed a deadline that was key to its goal of producing safe, clean energy via nuclear fusion, the same process that powers the sun.
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WATCH: World's Heaviest Spider Molts In Creepy Time-Lapse Video ...

“Go ahead. Try to sleep now.“ WATCH: World's Heaviest Spider Molts In Creepy Time-Lapse Video It's a true out-of-body experience for the Goliath bird-eating tarantula. YouTube user Conorwinters set up a camera on his big ...
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View the world's largest Star Wars collection - ITworld.com

View the world's largest Star Wars collection - ITworld.com | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
View the world's largest Star Wars collectionITworld.comAs a preview to that event, the Star Wars YouTube channel today offered up a very cool video, giving everyone a sneak peek at the inside of Rancho Obi-Wan, a non-profit museum that houses the...
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India's power outage: World's biggest blackout — ever - Bend Bulletin

India's power outage: World's biggest blackout — ever - Bend Bulletin | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)India's power outage: World's biggest blackout — everBend BulletinNEW DELHI — The world's largest blackout ever crippled roughly half of India for a second consecutive day Tuesday, sending officials scrambling for an explanation.
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Siemens drive technologies supports world's largest concentrating solar power ... - AltEnergyMag (press release)

Siemens drive technologies supports world's largest concentrating solar power ... - AltEnergyMag (press release) | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Siemens drive technologies supports world's largest concentrating solar power ...AltEnergyMag (press release)The plant will use parabolic trough technology and thermal storage using molten salts.and more »...
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Photo of the day: Faris Al-Sultan wins Ironman Austria and ...

Photo of the day: Faris Al-Sultan wins Ironman Austria and ... | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Faris Al-Sultan, the 2005 Ironman World Champion, celebrates with the world's biggest beer after winning Ironman Austria this weekend in a time of 8:11:31. So what do you do with the world's biggest beer after you have drink ...
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Emmanuel Yarborough named the world's heaviest athlete | theGrio

Emmanuel Yarborough named the world's heaviest athlete | theGrio | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
The Guinness Book of World Records recently recognized Emmanuel Yarborough as the world's heaviest athlete. The amateur sumo wrestler is 47 years old and weighs over 700 pounds. The Huffington Post reports: At 6 feet ...
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Minister's Treehouse: The World's Tallest Treehouse | tploy.com

Minister's Treehouse: The World's Tallest Treehouse | tploy.com | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
The world's largest treehouse sits in the small town of Crossville, Tennessee, and took 14 years and 258000 nails for minister Horace Burgess to build. Burgess began working on the structure in 1994 when he had a vision in ...
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World's Longest Burp Clocks In At 18.1 seconds (VIDEO) - Huffington Post UK

World's Longest Burp Clocks In At 18.1 seconds (VIDEO) - Huffington Post UK | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
World's Longest Burp Clocks In At 18.1 seconds (VIDEO)Huffington Post UKA member of The World Burping Federation, an organisation that aims, according to its website, to promote "belching best practices" while "also seeking to ...and more »...
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World's largest subwoofer: Earthquakes 'pump' ground to produce infrasound - Phys.Org

World's largest subwoofer: Earthquakes 'pump' ground to produce infrasound - Phys.Org | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
World's largest subwoofer: Earthquakes 'pump' ground to produce infrasoundPhys.OrgEarthquakes sway buildings, buckle terrain, and rumble – both audibly and in infrasound, frequencies below the threshold of human hearing.
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10 nations that control the world's gold - MarketWatch

10 nations that control the world's goldMarketWatchThe United Kingdom's $2.43 trillion in GDP is the world's seventh largest, but its gold holdings of 310.3 tonnes rank only 17th in the world and account for only 15.9% of its total foreign reserves.
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Pasadena's 18-foot fork gets visit from six-ton Idaho 'potato' - Los Angeles Times

Pasadena's 18-foot fork gets visit from six-ton Idaho 'potato' - Los Angeles Times | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Pasadena's 18-foot fork gets visit from six-ton Idaho 'potato'Los Angeles TimesThe Idaho Potato Commission is celebrating its 75th year by taking what they've dubbed the world's largest spud on a 36-state road trip, said Kaiti Frickey, part of the...
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Will the World Pumpkin Heavyweight Record Go Down? - Patch.com

Will the World Pumpkin Heavyweight Record Go Down? - Patch.com | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Will the World Pumpkin Heavyweight Record Go Down?
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Staten Island Plans To Build World's Largest Ferris Wheel, Enough To Make You ... - NYU Local

Staten Island Plans To Build World's Largest Ferris Wheel, Enough To Make You ... - NYU Local | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
NetGlobersStaten Island Plans To Build World's Largest Ferris Wheel, Enough To Make You ...NYU LocalNot to be outdone by the recently opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Staten Island officials announced plans last Thursday to build the world's...
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World's largest butterfly disappearing from Papua New Guinea rainforests - The Guardian (blog)

World's largest butterfly disappearing from Papua New Guinea rainforests - The Guardian (blog) | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
World's largest butterfly disappearing from Papua New Guinea rainforestsThe Guardian (blog)The world's largest butterfly boasts a 1ft (30cm) wingspan – imagine the width of a school ruler - yet few outsiders in its rainforest home in Oro province...
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The World's Biggest Wind Turbine Blades Are So Long ...

The World's Biggest Wind Turbine Blades Are So Long ... | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
For off-shore wind farms to become an economically feasible alternative energy source, each turbine needs to be big. Like, really big. That's why the latest turbine blade from Siemens is gigantic—just a hair shorter than the ...

 

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Bringing world's biggest 'dead zone' back to life - CNN

Bringing world's biggest 'dead zone' back to life - CNN | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Bringing world's biggest 'dead zone' back to lifeCNNThere are plans to pump oxygen into Baltic Sea in a bid to revive an area so polluted it can barely sustain life.and more »...

 

Is there such a thing as "pathetic good news?"

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Volga-Dnepr Wants To See Antonov -124 Production Again

Volga-Dnepr Wants To See Antonov -124 Production Again | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it

SINGAPORE — Outsize cargo operator Volga-Dnepr would like to see production of Antonov An-124s resume, but Russia needs to reach an agreement with the Ukraine for this to happen.

Russia wants to manufacture An-124s at the Aviastar factory in Ulyanovsk, southeast of Moscow. But the Ukraine owns the intellectual property to the An-124 design, so Russia must deal with the Ukrainians, according to Colon Miller, Volga-Dnepr’s military operations and key account manager.

Antonov, the original designer of the An-124, is a Ukrainian company.


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The Ukrainians are not particularly fond of such things as would benefit the Russians at their expense. That is the impression I get from sitting next to a Ukrainian for a few years at work.
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Southeast Asia: Home to the World's Longest Ongoing Civil Wars - Global Voices Online

Southeast Asia: Home to the World's Longest Ongoing Civil Wars - Global Voices Online | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Southeast Asia: Home to the World's Longest Ongoing Civil WarsGlobal Voices OnlineSoutheast Asia is more than just white sand beaches, temples and resorts: it's not often mentioned that the region is actually home to the world's longest ongoing...
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World's largest free-flying American flag unfurled ... - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

World's largest free-flying American flag unfurled  ... - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it

The 450-pound nylon flag is stored in the upper reaches of the bridge's Jersey tower.and more »...

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US reclaims top spot in supercomputer race - CNN

US reclaims top spot in supercomputer race - CNN | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it

A system used for nuclear weapons research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is now the world's most powerful supercomputer.With 16 petaflops and 1.6M cores, DOE supercomputer...

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