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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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