Huge And Unique
August 10, 2007 6:54 PM   Subscribe

Because everyone loves a good superlative, the Google Earth Community's "Huge and Unique" page lists the world's tallest, deepest, longest, widest & general all-around most of everything there is. With pictures! Found via.
posted by jonson (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm just impressed they had a wind gauge that went to 231 mph.
posted by smackfu at 7:24 PM on August 10, 2007


"Some contend that Antarctica is the driest place on earth , technically it is a dessert."
posted by hal9k at 7:40 PM on August 10, 2007


What about the world's largest jonson?
posted by mrnutty at 7:58 PM on August 10, 2007


I stopped reading when it claimed that Mera Peak, Nepal was the greatest vertical drop on the earth at 6604 m. Wikipedia lists its summit at 6476 m, so not only is it off, but it seems to be assuming that the foothills are at sea level. Right.
posted by rolypolyman at 8:07 PM on August 10, 2007


I stopped reading when you cited Wikipedia to correct something.

But seriously, it looks like this is the real tallest near-vertical drop.
posted by smackfu at 8:22 PM on August 10, 2007


That was awesome, the National Geographic link documenting the spelunk to the core of the earth is nuts.
posted by The Straightener at 8:29 PM on August 10, 2007


cool.
posted by H. Roark at 8:29 PM on August 10, 2007


That page could really use an editor. Interesting stuff, nonetheless.
posted by trip and a half at 9:13 PM on August 10, 2007


The author of jonson's "via" blog has outstanding taste in porn, IMHO.
posted by Kwine at 10:37 PM on August 10, 2007


that author is none other than our own postroad.
posted by jonson at 10:58 PM on August 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Nice. Tx.
posted by jouke at 12:16 AM on August 11, 2007


I won't argue the Great Barrier Reef isn't impressive, but what's the metric for determining a "natural feature"?
posted by kittyprecious at 7:45 AM on August 11, 2007


Proof that I have played too much Katamari when that immediately springs to mind.
posted by fiercecupcake at 9:13 AM on August 11, 2007


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