The Tallest Brazilian Teen to Marry

Brazil’s tallest teen is set marry her beau – despite him being over a foot smaller than her. Elisany da Cruz Silva (18) is a staggering 6ft 8ins (206 cm) tall while her compact fiancee Francinaldo da Silva Carvalho is only 5ft 4ins (162 cm). Despite a massive 1ft 4ins between them, Francinaldo had no problem increasing the distance by dropping to one knee after a romantic stroll along the beach.


This fairytale is actually quite a tall story… (Photo by Barcroft Media)
Continue reading »

Britain’s Tallest Dog

Canine colossus Freddy is believed to be Britain’s biggest dog. The Great Dane has been measured at 7ft 4in (2.24m) on his hind legs by owner Claire Stoneman. Although no official measurement has yet been made, that would make Freddy as tall as world-record holder Zeus, and significantly larger than Britain’s current biggest dog Samson, who is 6ft 6in (1.98m). The gigantic dog began life as the runt of the litter, but experienced an astonishing growth spurt to reach his current size. Claire, a 38-year-old taxi driver from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, who drives a Barbie-pink cab, lives with Freddy and his sister Fleur.


5 week old Freddy. (Photo by Barcroft Media) Continue reading »

Tallest Domino Tower World Record Broken by Bristol-based Engineer

Bristol-based graduate Tom Holmes set a new Guinness World Record after creating the structure that reached 5.275m at its peak. It took the record breaker 7.5 hours of gruelling concentration and 2,688 dominos to complete the towering task. The final result dwarfed the previous record holder by almost 20cm and would tower above the average double decker bus by over a metre.


Tom Holmes stands next to the world’s tallest domino tower (Picture: Guinness Book of Records/PA) Continue reading »

World’s Tallest 48-Meter Buddha Statue in Eastern China

A statue of Amitabha, also known as the Buddha of Infinite Light, is going up in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, Nov 4, 2011. The 48-meter statue is one of the world’s tallest. (CFP) Continue reading »

At 375ft, ‘Orbit’ is UK’s Tallest Sculpture

A cursory glance at the red-looped tower next to the Olympic Stadium and you could be forgiven for mistaking it as one of Tim Burton’s film sets. However, the sculpture – the ArcleorMittal Orbit – is now the UK’s tallest sculpture, after construction was recently completed.

Standing 375 feets (114.5 meters) tall, the sculpture was completed on Friday, when the final steel loop was put into place. Created at a whopping £22.7 million, the ArcelorMittal Orbit was designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond. A tangled steel lattice incorporating the five Olympic rings, it is hoped the tower will attract one million visitors a year to Stratford’s Olympic Park, reported the BBC.

British artist Anish Kapoor unveils a scale model of his design, the “ArcelorMittal Orbit”, which is due to be installed in the Olympic Park as part of London’s 2012 Olympic Games, in London. (REUTERS / Stefan Wermuth) Continue reading »

5 Tallest Buildings in the World

We take a look at the world’s tallest buildings, taking into account a building’s roof height or spire height. We did not include the building’s antenna height. Using this method, the Petronas Towers appear taller than Chicago’s Willis Tower, which in-fact has more floors than the Petronas Towers.

According to Skycraperspage.com, we have listed the five building from tallest to shortest.

1. Burj Khalifa
2. Taipei 101
3. Shanghai World Financial Center
4. International Commerce Center (Hong Kong)
5. the Petronas Towers.

By 2010 it is predicted that the Burj Khalifa will still be the tallest building in the world with 168 floors and a spire of 828m. Following it will be the Pingan International Finance Center and the Shanghai Tower, both located in China.

After the Shanghai Tower, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is slated to be the fourth tallest with a spire of 601m. And in 2015, New York City will stand tall and proud with its new One World Trade Center building, consisting of 105 floors with a spire of 541.3m, making it the 5th tallest building in the world.

Despite the current economic downturn, the world of architecture won’t be slowing down in 2015. The India Tower in Mumbai is slated to be the world’s tallest building in 2016 according to Infrastructurist.com.

One of the world’s largest musical fountains “The Dubai Fountain” is seen at the Burj Khalifa April 1, 2011. Regional turmoil is creating an unexpected boom for Dubai as tourists and businessmen flock once again to the shopping and skyscraper oasis after fleeing just a few years ago in the wake of its spectacular debt debacle. (REUTERS/Jumanah El-Heloueh) Continue reading »

Swiss Man Walks Cable Leading to Germany’s Tallest Peak

Freddy Nock from Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading to Germany’s highest mountain, the 9,718- foot Zugspitze, near the southern Bavarian resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Aug. 20. Nock balanced on the 995 meters long rope to break his own world record, as part of a charity event. (Michaela Rehle / Reuters) Click image to zoom.