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Zermatt: ‘Longest’ hanging pedestrian bridge opens in Switzerland

A nearly 500m (1,640ft) bridge for hikers billed as the longest hanging pedestrian bridge in the world has opened near the Swiss town of Zermatt. The 494m bridge, named the Europabrücke (Europe Bridge), hangs up to 85m above the Grabengufer … Continue reading

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The Longest Bridges In The World

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Building the world’s tallest lift for the world’s tallest building

ultra rope kone

By the end of this decade the records for the world’s tallest building and highest lift are going to be broken. It has been estimated it will cost $1.2bn to build Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower But this is more meaningful … Continue reading

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One World Trade Center takes place as 4th Tallest Building in the World

Deskarati Top Ten Worlds Tallest Buildings

As One World Trade Center opens for business we thought you might like a reminder of the top ten tallest buildings in the world. So 1WTC or the Freedom Tower now officially takes it’s place at number 4 tallest buildings … Continue reading

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The most powerful machine ever built by man

saturn V liftoff

The Saturn V was a rocket NASA built to send people to the moon. (The V in the name is the Roman numeral five.) The Saturn V was a type of rocket called a Heavy Lift Vehicle. That means it … Continue reading

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This is now Earth’s largest ship—so big it can lift oil rigs off the sea

This is the Pieter Schelte, which is now the largest ship sailing the seas, surpassing even the Maersk Triple-E*. Built by Daewoo in Korea, this catamaran is so huge that it can lift entire oil platforms off their base, pick … Continue reading

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The World’s Heaviest Firework

A new world record has been set for the heaviest firework in the city of Konosu in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The 460kg rocket was launched as part of a festival and exploded into a rosette of light measuring 800m in diameter.

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World’s Best Twisted Towers

1. Turning Torso, Malmo, Sweden 2. Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers, Nagoya, Japan 3. Opus Hong Kong 4. Revolution Tower, Panama City 5. Kuwait Trade Center 6. Infinity Tower, Dubai

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World’s Tallest Water Slide Set to Make a Splash

Today, Kansas City’s Schlitterban water park will unveil a new, record-setting way to soak its patrons when it flips the “On” switch for the “Verrückt,” the world’s tallest water slide. Verrückt, in German, means “insane,” so it’s a safe bet … Continue reading

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Hitachi to build ‘world’s fastest’ lift in China

Hitachi has said it will install a lift capable of reaching speeds of 72km/h (45mph) into a skyscraper in Guangzhou, southern China. The lift, the fastest in the world, would take 43 seconds to go from the first to 95th … Continue reading

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The Biggest Cock in the world

A livestock owner claims to have reared the biggest cockerel in the world… on a diet of popcorn. Little John, who is just one year old, terrifies small children who visit him because he stands at a staggering 26in – more … Continue reading

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The Longest Maze in the World

Longest Maze in the World

This is Longleat Hedge Maze located adjacent to the village of Horningsham in England. The maze, added in 1975, is on the grounds of Longleat, a stately home. It is the longest maze in the world, covering 1.48 acres with … Continue reading

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