Saturday, July 21, 2012

Largest Snake/Biggest Snake In The World




Slithering in at 48 feet long and weighing an estimated one-and-a-half tons, the largest snake the world has ever seen is being brought back to life. Sixty million years ago, in the mysterious era after the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, scientists believe that a colossal snake related to modern boa constrictors ruled a lost world. With exclusive access to what one scientist called “a once-in-a-lifetime discovery,” Smithsonian Channel(TM) will tell the extraordinary true story in TITANOBOA: MONSTER SNAKE, a two-hour special premiering Sunday, April 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.


The startling discovery of Titanoboa was made by a team of scientists working in one of the world’s largest open-pit coal mines at Cerrejon in La Guajira, Colombia. It is a snake that dwarfs the largest anaconda found today, and it has the size and character to challenge T-Rex in the public’s imagination.






The story behind this significant scientific revelation began in 2002, when a Colombian student visiting the coal mine made an intriguing discovery: a fossilized leaf that hinted at an ancient rainforest from the Paleocene epoch. Over the following decade, collecting expeditions led by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida opened a unique window into perhaps the first rainforest on Earth. Fossil finds included giant turtles and crocodiles, as well as the first known bean plants and some of the earliest banana, avocado and chocolate plants. But their most spectacular discovery was the fossilized vertebrae of a previously undiscovered species of snake, one so large it defied imagination.

http://smithsonianscience.org/2012/03/largest-snake-the-world-has-ever-seen-is-being-brought-back-to-life-by-smithsonian-channel/

The British Monarch - Biggest House In The World

As most of us would anticipate, the biggest house in the world in not owned by any common billionaire; rather it is inhabited by some of England’s elite. The Windsor Palace- the biggest house in the world- is one of the main residences of The British Monarch. The Queen reportedly spends a good number of her weekends here.


The Windsor Palace stands as the largest palace inhabited by human beings and it covers an area of 45,000 square meters. It is also the oldest Palace or house, for some, in continuous occupation since the time of William the Conqueror. The palace has been restructured time and again on the demands of various monarchs that the British Empire has given birth to over the centuries. Serving as a garrison, a fortress and a prison too, the Castle has evolved in all magnificence over the last 3 to 4 centuries.

The castle has grown and shrunk according to the political and economic condition of the country, and the growth process of the castle is underway even today. The first castle is reported to have been built over a knoll or an artificial hill by William the Conqueror. The Castle has expanded like mad from then on, with this initial wooden castle as the geographic and political epicenter. Consisting of private apartments, wards, gardens, Chapels, fountains and a lot more, the Castle represents the eloquence and the magnanimity of the British Rule.
 
The immediate environment of the castle, which is mostly open to the public round the year, is mainly composed of parks and smaller private cottages. These cottages are occupied by the staff members employed at the castle. The Frogmore estate is the main area which the general public sees at first sight. The Frogmore estate is one of the parts comprising of the larger Home Park, with the rest of the Home Park being private and remains closed to the public. A private school- St. Georges, Windsor Castle, is also a part of the area. The castle has had a glorious, rather checkered, history and today, it stands as one of the most sought after and important tourist destinations of Europe.

Source:- http://www.worldsmostunique.com/biggesthouseintheworld.html

Hercules, World’s Biggest Dog In The World

Hercules, World’s Biggest Dog In The World



Emailed image of a gargantuan dog named Hercules, purportedly the Guinness Record holder for World’s Biggest Dog. And it said:

Hercules was recently awarded the honorable distinction of Worlds Biggest Dog by Guinness World Records. Hercules is an English Mastiff and has a 38 inch neck and weighs 282 pounds.

With “paws the size of softballs” (reports the Boston Herald), the three-year-old monster is far larger and heavier than his breed’s standard 200lb. limit. Hercules owner Mr. Flynn says that Hercules weight is natural and not induced by a bizarre diet: “I fed him normal food and he just grew”…. and grew. and grew.


It is true that back in 2001, Joe Flynn, the owner of a 282-pound English mastiff named Hercules (see photo), was told by the Guinness World Records folks that his was the world’s “heaviest” dog at the time. This is not that animal. Thanks to some clever Photoshop manipulation, the dog pictured above (which actually appears to be a Neapolitan mastiff, not an English mastiff as claimed) looks roughly twice its natural size. It’s an obvious hoax. February 2, 2010: A harlequin Great Dane named ‘Giant George’ is the current Guinness World Record holder.


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The World's Largest Swimming Pool : Orthlieb Pool

Largest Swimming Pool in the World - Orthlieb Pool



The world's largest swimming pool is the Orthlieb pool in Casablanca Morocco. This is the largest swimming pool in the world certified by Guinness is San Alfonso del Mar pool in Algarrobo, Chile. This biggest pool is 480 meters or 1,574 feet long and 75 meters or 246 feet wide. The Orthlieb Pool is filled with sea water and covers a soggy 8.9 acres.
 


Its turquoise waters are so crystal clear that you can see the bottom even in the deep end. The sun warms the water to 26c, nine degrees warmer than the adjoining sea. Chilean biochemist Fernando Fischmann, whose Crystal Lagoons Corporation designed the pool, said advanced engineering meant his company could build 'an impressive artificial paradise' even in inhospitable areas. 'As long as we have access to unlimited seawater, we can make it work, and it causes no damage to the ocean.'

World's Biggest Tall Ship Under Tower Bridge

World's Biggest Tall Ship Under Tower Bridge - ARC Gloria
 
ARC Gloria is one of the biggest and largest tall ships in the world had a tight squeeze, as it proudly sailed along the Thames. The ARC Gloria, one of the biggest tall ships in the world and still in service, narrowly passed through Tower Bridge after a successful three-day visit to London.


The three masted Colombian training vessel, which is making its first voyage to London in 18 years, is currently on a goodwill tour of the world. The crew of the ARC Gloria balance on masts while singing the ship's anthem.


The 76-metre long ship, which boasts a crew of of 163 people, including 81 cadets from the Colombian Naval Academy, precariously posed on its masts to wave farewell to the city. But not only did the brave shipmates need a head for heights and their strongest sea-legs, but they also had to put on a show. The huge vessel made sure it gave London a rousing send off, by unfurling its massive flag and the 81 cadets singing the ship’s anthem. During its time in the capital the magnificent ship attracted over 7,000 visitors.
 

The history of the sailing ship ARC Gloria began in 1966, when the Colombian Government ordered that a three-masted barque work as a training ship of the Colombian Navy. The ship was commissioned on 7 September 1968, with the vessel moored at the wharf of Deusto Channel.

Trestle Bridge and Strangest Arch Bridge in China

Suspension Bridge, Trestle Bridge and Strangest Arch Bridge in China






Here are the photos of worlds one of the strangest bridge in China. This is a combination of a suspension bridge, an arch bridge and a trestle bridge and no standing at all. It is very unique and equally unsafe or at least it looks that way. What will happen if big truck goes on this bridge, can this bridge undergo the truck's gravity? 

Galapagos Tortoise - Worlds Largest Tortoise In The World


Social media message claims that below photo is the world's largest tortoise, being transported on the bed of a truck. The message claims that the massive tortoise was found in the Amazon River, weighs 800 pounds and is 529 years old.


But this is not a real tortoise. The picture is a scene from the 2006 Japanese movie "Gamera the Brave" which features a giant turtle creature. At one point in the movie, the wounded Gamera is transported via a military truck to a research facility. The circulating image is apparently taken from this part of the movie.

Galapagos tortoise is the real largest tortoise in the world. galapagos tortoise is the largest living species of tortoise, reach weights of more than 550 pounds and 5 feet length, although they are considerably smaller around five feet or so for the larger animals than the monster depicted in the picture. Although the Galapagos tortoise cannot fly or battle deadly monsters like Gamera can, they are remarkable creatures that can live for more than 100 years in the wild.But unlikely they actually exist in real life.

Source: www.hoax-slayer.com