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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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

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Basilica of our Lady of Peace, Yamoussoukro
Inside sitting capacity.....18,000. Outside overflow capacity..100,000

WORLD'S BIGGEST  INDOOR  SWIMMING POOL
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World Water Park ... Edmonton, Alberta, Canada...SIZE..5 Acres

WORLD'S BIGGEST OFFICE COMPLEX ... CHICAGO
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Chicago Merchandise Mart... Illinois , USA

WORLD'S BIGGEST SHOPPING   MALL
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South China Mall, Dongguan, China ...892,000 meter-square
Shops on 6 floors

WORLD'S BUSIEST  AIRPORT..... NEW YORK
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J.F.K International Airport, New York........USA

WORLD'S WIDEST BRIDGE... AUSTRALIA
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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
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Donghai Bridge, China ........32.5 kilometers

WORLD'S BIGGEST PASSENGER SHIP
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MS Freedom of the Seas...4300 passenger capacity inside

WORLD'S BIGGEST PLANE
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Airbus A380.....555 Passengers

WORLD'S BIGGEST BUS
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Neoplan Jumbo cruiser....2 in 1 bus..double deck bus...170 passenger capacity

WORLD'S HIGHEST STATUE...... BRAZIL
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CHRIST THE REDEEMER STATUE...RIO.D.J... BRAZIL

WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDING... DUBAI
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Burj Dubai....900 meters high. To be finally completed 2008

WORLD'S BIGGEST STADIUM... . BRAZIL
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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
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New WEMBLEY STADIUM, London ..90,000 capacity......cost...$1.57 billion

WORLD'S BIGGEST EXCAVATOR
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Built by KRUPP of Germany .....45,500 tons..95 meters high..215 meters long

WORLD'S LARGEST MOSQUE...... PAKISTAN
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Shah Feisal mosque... Islamabad .. Pakistan
Inside hall capacity ..35,000 outside overflow capacity.. 150,000

WORLD'S BIGGEST HOTEL... LAS VEGAS
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MGM Grand Hotel... Las Vegas ..5,044 rooms

WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE HOTEL...DUBAI. U.A.E
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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
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Winners` Chapel...Canaanland ....  Otta.... Nigeria
Inside Sitting Capacity..50,000 Outside Overflow Capacity..250,000

Here are some additional Wikipedia links I found:

Largest buildings

Tallest buildings and structures

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