The world's biggest, largest, and longest
I'm on a few e-mail lists, and sometimes I receive some real gems. Here's the body from one such mail that shows pictures of some of the world's biggest, largest, and longest buildings, machines, vehicles, etc. If you haven't seen this before, it's pretty interesting. And you'll have some great facts to dish out at the next party or event you attend.
WORLD'S LARGEST CHURCH
Basilica of our Lady of Peace, Yamoussoukro
Inside sitting capacity.....18,000. Outside overflow capacity..100,000
WORLD'S WIDEST BRIDGE... AUSTRALIA
Sydney harbor bridge, Australia ....(Updated on 5/22/09): It carries six lanes of road traffic on its main roadway, two lanes of road traffic (formerly two tram tracks) and a footpath on its eastern side, and two railway tracks and a bicycle path along its western side, being 305 mm (1 ft) larger than the east side.
WORLD'S LONGEST BRIDGE..... CHINA
Donghai Bridge, China ........32.5 kilometers
WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDING... DUBAI
Burj Dubai....900 meters high. To be finally completed 2008
WORLD'S BIGGEST STADIUM... . BRAZIL
MARACANA STADIUM.... RIO D.J.... BRAZIL .....CAPACITY.199,000 -- only at 1950 FIFA World Cup. The stadium's current capacity is listed as 95,000.
WORLD'S COSTLIEST STADIUM... ENGLAND
New WEMBLEY STADIUM, London ..90,000 capacity......cost...$1.57 billion
WORLD'S BIGGEST EXCAVATOR
Built by KRUPP of Germany .....45,500 tons..95 meters high..215 meters long
WORLD'S LARGEST MOSQUE...... PAKISTAN
WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE HOTEL...DUBAI. U.A.E
Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai ..only 7 Star Hotel in the World
Cheapest room.$1000 per night....Royal suit.$28,000 per night
Check out these pictures of Tiger Woods at the Burj Al Arab Hotel.
WORLD'S BIGGEST CHURCH BUILDING... NIGERIA
Winners` Chapel...Canaanland .... Otta.... Nigeria
Inside Sitting Capacity..50,000 Outside Overflow Capacity..250,000
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