19 Giant Flower Sculptures Honour Van Gogh At World’s Largest Flower Parade In The Netherlands

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Photo by Erwin Martens

Another year, another Corso Zundert, the legendary parade of giant floats adored with thousands of dahlia flowers that twist through the narrow streets of Zundert, Netherlands. This year 19 teams took inspiration from the work of Vincent van Gogh who was born in Zundert 162 years ago. The towering floats borrow colors, motifs, and imagery from van Gogh’s painting including several interpretations of the artist’s self-portraits. Continue reading »

World’s Largest Hammock Installed In New Jersey

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And…relax! King Digital Entertainment celebrates the launch of its new mobile game, Paradise Bay, setting the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Hammock in New York on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J. The ultimate symbol of relaxation, the hammock embodies the beauty and charms of the tropical island themed game and brings them to life on an enormous scale. Measuring a huge 65 feet long by 31 feet wide – that’s over 10 times the size of a regular hammock – the net of the hammock is large enough to hold 1000 bass-sized fish, could fit 170 people lying head to head, side by side, and is large enough to park 24 New York City taxis fender to fender. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision for King World Entertainment/AP Images)
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The Largest Asian Online Retailer Alibaba Opens Rural Service Centers In The Chinese Countryside

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Zheng Liying looks at a computer screen in front of a picture of Alibaba founder Jack Ma, seen on the cover of a publication, at Zheng’s Alibaba rural service centre in Jinjia Village, Tonglu, Zhejiang province, China, July 20, 2015. E-commerce growth in the countryside now outpaces that in major cities, though fewer than one tenth of online purchases made on Alibaba platforms were shipped to rural areas in the first quarter of this year. Alibaba estimates the potential market at 460 billion yuan ($74 billion) by next year. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)
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The World’s Largest Sauna With Beautiful Panoramic Views Opens In Norway

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The world’s largest public sauna has opened on a small island in the Arctic Circle and there’s room for you and about 100 of your closest mates. Continue reading »

The World’s Largest Electronic Waste Dump

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A recycling electronic waste factory is seen beside a field in the township of Guiyu in China’s southern Guangdong province June 10, 2015. The town of Guiyu in the economic powerhouse of Guangdong province in China has long been known as one of the world’s largest electronic waste dump sites. At its peak, some 5,000 workshops in the village recycle 15,000 tonnes of waste daily including hard drives, mobile phones, computer screens and computers shipped in from across the world.
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Arizona Desert “Boneyard” – World’s Largest Storage Site for Old Military Planes

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The sun sets over C-130 cargo planes at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The 309th is the United States Air Force’s aircraft and missile storage and maintenance facility and provides long and short-term aircraft storage, parts reclamation and disposal. (Photo by Matt York/AP Photo) Continue reading »

Largest Luxury Indoor Dog Park Opens in Dubai

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Dogs play at the indoor park of My Second Home, a newly opened luxury pet resort and spa, in Dubai, April 24, 2015. (Photo by Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)
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Egypt Enters Guinness Record with the World’s Largest Koshary Plate

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Workers prepare Koshary, a popular Egyptian dish, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest plate of Koshary, at a general garden in Zamalek, Cairo, January 17, 2015. Koshary is a traditional Egyptian dish dating to the 19th century in which rice, pasta and lentils are mixed together in one plate with a topping of spicey tomato sauce and some crispy fried onions. With a huge plate of koshary measuring 10 metres long and in width and of 1.2 metres in height, the plate weighed 7 tonnes, or about 7,000 kg. About 6,000 attendees turned up to the festival, earning it a place in the world record books. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)
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The Largest Collection of Harry Potter Memorabilia in the World

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Menahem Asher Silva Vargas, a 37 year old lawyer, jokes around with a Harry Potter wand and glasses, during an interview at his home after receiving the Guinness World Record title for the largest collection of Harry Potter memorabilia, in Mexico City, Monday, September 29, 2014. Silva’s 14 year old collection consists of more than 3000 individual items, including figurines, trading cards, wands, clothing, and accessories. (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)
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World’s Largest, Longest 3D Street Painting Debuts in Nanjing

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Photo: CFP

The 365-meter long street painting titled “Rhythms of Youth” was presented to the public for the first time on a lane on the campus of the Nanjing branch of the Communication University of China(CUCN) on Wednesday. The gigantic 3D street painting, or anamorphic painting, covering an area of more than 2,600 square meters, has set two new Guinness World Records as the world’s largest and longest street painting. Its creators led by famous Chinese artist Yang Yongchun were awarded the certificate by the Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking, on Tuesday at a ceremony held in the university.
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The Cat House on the Kings is the Largest Cat Sanctuary

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Have you ever heard of the term “cat lady?” Usually this phrase has a negative connotation. Visualize a person who adopts way too many cats and ends up having too much focus on their kitties – that’s what a cat lady is typically supposed to be like. Someone with just a few cats can be called that term, but what about someone with over 700?

Lynea Lattanzio has over hundreds of cats on her property… and a dozen dogs and a handful of goats. She’s not crazy, though. She is running one of the largest lifetime adoption cat sanctuaries, The Cat House On The Kings, in photos by Christina Gandolfo.
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Life Inside One of the Largest Favela in Rio de Janeiro

“A favela is the term for a slum in Brazil, most often within urban areas. The first favelas appeared in the late 19th century and were built by soldiers who had nowhere to live. Some of the first settlements were called bairros africanos (African neighbourhoods). This was the place where former slaves with no land ownership and no options for work lived. Over the years, many former black slaves moved in.

Even before the first favela came into being, poor citizens were pushed away from the city and forced to live in the far suburbs. However, most modern favelas appeared in the 1970s due to rural exodus, when many people left rural areas of Brazil and moved to cities. Unable to find a place to live, many people ended up in a favela. Census data released in December 2011 by the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) shows that in 2010, about 6 percent of the population lived in slums in Brazil. This means that 11.4 million of the 190 million people that lived in the country resided in areas of irregular occupation definable by lack of public services or urbanization, referred to by the IBGE as “subnormal agglomerations”. – Wikipedia


Residents (R to L) Luiza, Janubie, Leiticia and Lucas sit beneath an overpass near their houses in an impoverished area in the unpacified Complexo da Mare slum complex, one of the largest “favela” complexes in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Photographer Builds World’s Largest Camera


A woman poses for her husband alongside a giant camera Thursday, November 7, 2013 outside the Historic Green County Courthouse in Monroe, Wis. Chicago photographer Dennis Manarchy created what’s being called the world’s largest camera. It’s 35-feet long and 12-feet tall it’s a working replica of a vintage accordion-style camera that produces 16- by 24-foot prints, the equivalent of a two-story building. The giant camera is on display in Monroe through November 17 because a Monroe company manufactured the specially-built trailer. Manarchy plans to tow the camera around the country to shoot photos of indigenous cultures. (Photo by Mark Hoffman) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: The World’s Largest Motorcycle

Undated handout photo issued by Guinness World Records of Fabio Reggiani from Italy who has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for constructing the worlds largest rideable motorcycle measuring 5.10 meters (16ft 8.78 in) from the ground to the top of the handlebars. Six times larger than a normal motorcycle, it’s 10.03 m long, 2.5 m wide, and weighs approximately 5,000 kg (5 tonnes). (Photo by Guinness World Records/PA Wire)

Largest Mural on an Inhabited Building in the World

Steve Rolle paints the final element next to a trompe l’oeil depicting a woman and a squirrel at a window that are among features painted on the facade of the Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet coop apartment buildings as part of a 22,000 square meter mural in Berlin, on August 20, 2013. A group of artists working for French-based Citecreation painted the facades of the three buildings in imagery inspired by a nearby zoo and in cooperation with the buildings’ residents. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Continue reading »