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Rolls-Royce Powers World's Largest Construction Vessel

Rolls-Royce Powers World's Largest Construction Vessel | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has delivered 13 large azimuth thrusters to the world's largest | press.
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Jiaolong To Challenge World's Deepest Dive Record At Mariana Trench...

Jiaolong To Challenge World's Deepest Dive Record At Mariana Trench... | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Jiaolong To Challenge World's Deepest Dive Record At Mariana Trench. The Xiangyanghong 09 ship carrying China's manned deep-sea submersible Jiaolong arrived at the designated dive area of the Mariana Trench on ...
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End of the world's longest 'marriage': Tortoises split up after 115 YEARS together - Mirror.co.uk

End of the world's longest 'marriage': Tortoises split up after 115 YEARS together - Mirror.co.uk | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it

This is the saddest and funniest thing I have read all day.

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World's Tallest Cherokee Basket on Display -

Indian Country Today Media Network.comWorld's Tallest Cherokee Basket on DisplayIndian Country Today Media Network.comBy ICTMN Staff June 7, 2012 The World's Tallest Cherokee Basket, on display at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, OK, took...
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The World's Largest Hornet « ferrebeekeeper

The World's Largest Hornet « ferrebeekeeper | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
The world's largest hornet is the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia). An individual specimen can measure up to 5 cm (2 inches) long and has a wingspan of 7.6 cm (3 inches). Giant hornets have blunt wide heads which ...
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Lake Tanganyika – the world's longest freshwater lake

Lake Tanganyika – the world's longest freshwater lake | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
It is estimated to be the second largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, and the second deepest, after Lake Baikal in Siberia; it is also the world's longest freshwater lake. The lake is divided among four countries ...
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Nikkei slips toward worst weekly losing run in 20 years - Reuters

Nikkei slips toward worst weekly losing run in 20 years - Reuters | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it

Nikkei slips toward worst weekly losing run in 20 years - Reuters - China announced on Friday its official purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell to 50.4 in May, the weakest this year and down from April's 13-month high, indicating that output is continuing...

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The new Boeing 747-8, the world's longest airplane

The new Boeing 747-8, the world's longest airplane | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
German airline Lufthansa has become the world leader in acquiring the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, called Lareina of heaven. Measures just over 76 meters from nose to tail, which makes it the longest airliner in the world.
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London 2012 Olympics: the tech behind the world's biggest games ...

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London 2012 Olympics: the tech behind the world's biggest games. National Gallery_1020. London will host the 2012 Olympics this summer from the 27th of July to August 12th. A lot of preparation and technology goes into ...

 

The tech behind the logo is a fail, but the rest is fascinating.  Of course, I think its fascinating that 200,000 lbs of copper wire are used in a modern Naval destroyer class ship just for the electrical wiring, so take it FWIW.

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London Artist Creates World’s Longest Photo Out of 109,000 Individual Images

In celebration of the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games -- or maybe just because she felt like it -- London artist Clare Newton has stitched together 109,000 photos into the (not yet official) world'...

 

Stitched?  Interesting word to use here. I'm having a little trouble with these numbers.  Lets wait and see what the Guiness guys say.

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The World's Largest Tetris Game — The Pop-Up City

The World's Largest Tetris Game — The Pop-Up City | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
The World's Largest Tetris Game. By Clement Adam | Published: Wednesday May 9, 2012. On Friday 20 April, a group of hackers at the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology turned the facade of MIT's Green Building into an awesome ...
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The World's Biggest Digital Camera Begins Engineering Phase ...

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The biggest digital camera in the world, both in terms of physical size and giga-capacity, just won an early approval from the U.S. Department of Energy, which is funding the project. The camera for the Large Synoptic Survey ...
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Architizer Blog » The Man Behind the World's Largest 3D Printer

Architizer Blog » The Man Behind the World's Largest 3D Printer | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Towards that end, Dini has worked with architects like Norman Foster, administrators, and contractors to develop prototypes and carry out test trials that has produced, among other things, the world's largest printed structure ...
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Water into Wine: The World's largest mind-over-matter Experiment ...

Water into Wine: The World's largest mind-over-matter Experiment ... | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
The largest mind-over-matter experiments are providing evidence that the ancient sages may have been right all this time.
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You think you had a bad day? A Broken Freezer Ruins Part Of The World's Largest Collection Of Frozen Brains

You think you had a bad day? A Broken Freezer Ruins Part Of The World's Largest Collection Of Frozen Brains | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
About one-third of the samples were part of the world's largest collection of autism brains. The tragic occurrence could set research on the developmental disorder back by a decade neuropathologist Carlos Pardo told ...
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Daredevil cyclist braves Havana's mean streets on super-tall bike,

Daredevil cyclist braves Havana's mean streets on super-tall bike, | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it

13 feet off the ground, and he stops for red lights.

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Eat Sleep Golf: The World's Tallest Golfer?

Eat Sleep Golf: The World's Tallest Golfer? | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Now, the 24-year-old native of Loughborough, England might be the world's tallest golfer. Tiny - along with fellow Harlem Globetrotter Special K Daley - took to the driving range at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers to try out a ...
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The World’s Largest Boeing Takes Flight

The World’s Largest Boeing Takes Flight | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Boeing's largest airplane began passenger service today as Lufthansa enlisted the service of the new 747-8 Intercontinental on a flight from Frankfurt, Germany, to Washington, D.C. The newest 747 is a bigger, quieter and more efficient version of the iconic jumbo jet that first flew passengers under the Pan Am banner back in 1970. The 747-8I uses much of the same technology found on the 787 Dreamliner, along with an all-new wing and engines.
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The World's Biggest Swimming Pool | FirstChoice blog

The World's Biggest Swimming Pool | FirstChoice blog | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
A new space race is starting between the hotels of the world, as they attempt to break the record for creating the biggest swimming pool on earth. And while they focus on size, it seems we're all about the waves.
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Bolimasa Blogarama...: The worlds longest art gallery

Bolimasa Blogarama...: The worlds longest art gallery | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
It was fun to speculate about what they meant and what life was like there a thousand years ago. Since it's the worlds longest art gallery, this may be my longest post, because I couldn't pick just a few petroglyph pictures to ...
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The world's largest chocolate sculpture pays homage to a Mayan Temple

The world's largest chocolate sculpture pays homage to a Mayan Temple | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Celebrating their 30th anniversary the company Qzina set the Guinness Record for the World's Largest Chocolate Sculpture, by creating a sweet replica of a Mayan temple weighing in at 18239 pounds. Qzina chose the ...

 

Chichen Eatsa?

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Woman, 93, is named the world's oldest yoga teacher - New York Daily News

Woman, 93, is named the world's oldest yoga teacher - New York Daily News | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Woman, 93, is named the world's oldest yoga teacherNew York Daily NewsA 93 year old woman from Pondicherry has been named the world's oldest yoga teacher by the Guinness World Records.

 

I am on record as loving this story.  I want to be teaching break dancing when I am 93.  Of course, I would have to learn it first, and I know I am too old for that.

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Hot rocks, big rivers and the world’s tallest mountain face | Metageologist

Hot rocks, big rivers and the world’s tallest mountain face | Metageologist | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it

7000 meters from peak to river below in a short 25 km makes this the world's steepest mountain face.  Xtreme biking, anyone?

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Ritemail: The world's Largest Crab

Ritemail: The world's Largest Crab | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Rob Hicks, SeaLife's head marine biologist, said: “They are such impressive creatures we thought that it was worth the cost and effort of flying them half-way round the world to so they can flourish in an aquarium display.
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Interactive 360° aerial panorama of world's tallest waterfall is ...

Interactive 360° aerial panorama of world's tallest waterfall is ... | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
I've always found it amusing that Angel Falls — the highest waterfall on Earth, and, consequently, a lifelong destination for tourists everywhere — is so difficult to visit.
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