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World's Longest Uninterrupted Train Route

The Trans-Siberian express is the longest uninterrupted train route in the world - crossing 6 time zones and a multitude of different terrain ranging from forest to mountain to desert to steppe.

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The Trans-Siberian Railroad stretches almost 6,000 miles from Moscow to Vladivostok. It is an adventurous journey through Poland, Belarus, Russia, and Mongolia. Depending on the route you choose, you can visit cities like Minsk, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Ulan Bator, and Beijing.

If you wish to take the Trans-Siberian railway from Beijing to Europe, you must obtain visas for Mongolia, Russia and other countries en route. Plan ahead. The Mongolian Consulate in Beijing is only open a few hours per week.

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The Trans-Siberian express is divided into four route, The first, and most common, route begins in Moscow and ends in Vladivostok. This route passes through Yaroslavl on the Volga, Exaterinburg in the Urals, Irkutsk near Lake Baikal's southern extremity, and then Khabarovsk. From Vladivostok you can continue by ferry to Niigata on the west coast of Japan.

A second route is the Trans-Manchurian line. This route follows the Trans-Siberian line until Tarskaya. From Tarskaya the Trans-Manchurian heads southeast into China and makes its way down to Beijing.

A third route is the Trans-Mongolian line. This route follows the Trans-Siberian as far as Ulan Ude. From Ulan-Ude the Trans- Mongolian heads south to Ulaan-Baatar before making its way southeast to Beijing.

A fourth route is the Baikal Amur Mainline. This route departs from the Trans-Siberian line several hundred miles west of Lake Baikal and passes the lake at its northernmost extremity. It reaches the Pacific to the northeast of Khabarovsk, at Imperatorskaya Gavan. While this route provides access to Baikal's stunning northern coast, it also passes through some pretty forbidding terrain.

Source : multichrome.blogspot.com




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Ferrari F40, World's Smallest Ferrari

A mini replica of a Ferrari F40,It is eight times smaller than the real car, but it looks exactly like it. In the photographs you can see how it was made step by step.

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It’s incredibly detailed, and whoever made it deserves kudos. The best part about the car is that it has a miniature key with the Ferrari sign on it. It has to be the smallest key ever made. Simply brilliant! I guess a lot of Ferrari owners want one of these, because you can never get enough. Or maybe you can’t afford a real one, so it’s better than having nothing, right?

Source : Sekedar-Tahu and Multichrome




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World’s Richest Pets and Richest Dog

Gunther IV is considered the world’s richest dog and richest pets. His dad, Gunther III, was bequeathed a $124 million trust in 1992 when their owner, Countess Karlotta Lieberstein passed away. Since inheriting his former mistesses millions, Gunther III has passed on his fortune and legacy to his son Guther IV.

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His wealth keeps growing as he has properly invested in trust funds and other ways to increase his income. He owns a lot of things which includes a villa too.

The German Shepherd has successfully bid on Madonna’s old Miami mansion and a rare white truffle. For the latter, Gunther himself attended the auction accompanied by two handlers. There are reports however, that Gunther may be a hoax.

Source : Topyaps.com and Creditcardpundit.com




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World’s Most Expensive Perfume

The world is full of expensive stuff. The price of an item determines the target market, i.e. who can afford it, and who can just put it in their Christmas wish-list. So did you ever wonder which is the most lavish scent, and how much does it cost? Clive Christian’s $215,000 (Yes, $215,000) fragrance named Imperial Majesty (No.1) tops the list of being the world’s most expensive perfume.

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Here’s the interesting part – the perfume is practically free… it’s the perfume bottle which costs $215,000! The delicate and intricate Baccarat crystal bottle has a 18-carat gold collar, with a five carat, brilliantly cut diamond affixed to it which alone would sell for $215,000. The bottle contains 16.9 oz of perfume which is a combination of white peach, jasmine, heart of rose, carnation, vanilla and much more!

Source : Didyouwonder.com




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World’s Narrowest House

A Polish architect has come up with a unique design for the world’s narrowest house which will measure just 60 inches wide and fit between two tower blocks in Warsaw.

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The house will include one bedroom, a kitchen, bathroom and lounge over four floors. The design utilises the length of the tiny gap between the buildings, with each floor going back almost 40ft.

Commenting on his design, architect Jakub Szczesny said: ‘I saw the gap and just thought it needed filling. It will be used by artists.’

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According to the Daily Mail, the first person to live in the tiny house will be Israeli writer Etgar Keret. The writer will have to use a series of ladders to move between floors as the building is too small to accommodate sets of stairs.

Source : hotona.com




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World's Largest Centipede

Centipede literally means as "Hundred Legs" it was known as elongated metameric animals with one pair of legs per body segment. Despite the name, centipedes can have a varying number of legs from under 20 to over 300. Centipedes are nocturnal and usually remain under stones or wood during the day.

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They are all carnivorous, eating smaller insects. One genus bears live young; the others lay eggs. Centipedes bite, and some can be dangerous to people by passing along bacterial infections. Before this we also write about the World's Biggest Dog, Largest Squid and so many huge sized animal here on this blog, So How about the World's largest centipede ever found?

The largest centipede found in UK was at about 9 inches long (about 23cm with 2 cm wide) by Mr Aaron Balick. then, someone in venezuela claims to have seen a centipede about 18 inches long (about 45,72cm). but just because humans have seen/caught centipedes this long, it doesn't make it the largest!

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Beside that Centipede there's another huge centipede species that was found in Australia, it was ethmostigmus rubripes species which can reach about 16cm length. It is found in both dry and moist habitats, usually in sheltered places such as under logs, leaf litter and bark, and under rocks. It is solitary, terrestrial and a nocturnal predator. It is common throughout Australia, the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Indonesia, Southeast Asia and China

Among all Centipede Species, it's the south american species named Scolopendra Gigantea "white-legged morph" ("Goliath Centipede") which is also listed as one of the biggest centipede species, Their head bears long antennae, jaws, and two pairs of maxillae used for food-handling. The biggest one was found from South America it has 13" length which is also known as the Largest Captive Centipede in the US. See the Video Below

Source : worldmustbecrazy.blogspot.com




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Hercules, World’s Largest Big Cat

Hercules is a 900-pound-heavy, 6-feet-tall and 12-feet-long liger who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest cat.

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Born from a lion father and tiger mother, Hercules grew into an impressive creature, able to run at speeds of up to 50 mph and eat 100 pounds of food in one sitting. Ligers have been known to be fat and unhealthy cats, but Hercules is an exceptional specimen that got the best from both feline races.

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During a recent photo-shoot, Hercules’ caretakers wanted to show his enormous size by placing him against popular English symbols, like an old double-decker bus or a black cab. He was actually able to climb the bus to receive a tasty treat. It might look like the world’s biggest cat is actually in London, but he’s really quite close to home, at Freestyle Music Park in Myrtle Beach, Southern California.

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Despite his gigantic size, Hercules is very tame and Dr. Bhagavan, one of the liger’s caretakers, says looking into his eyes is “like looking into God’s own eyes”.

Source : worldsbiggests.com




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The Bagger 288, World’s Largest Trencher

We usually focus on the amazing results of extraordinary construction projects on our blog, but those spectacular creations don’t build themselves. It’s time to pay the proper respect to some of the machines that make jaw-dropping construction possible, especially those epic forces of man-made innovation that tower above the rest.

So here they are, one of World’s Biggest Construction Vehicles. Bagger 288

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The Bagger 288 (Excavator 288), built by the German company Krupp for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun, is a bucket-wheel excavator or mobile strip mining machine. When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded NASA's Crawler-Transporter, used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle, as the largest land vehicle in the world at 13,500 tons.

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To put it lightly, the Bagger 288 is a bucket-wheel excavator. But there’s nothing light about a 13,500-ton mobile strip miner. The German creation is 721 feet long, 315 feet high, and can clear an area the size of a football field three stories deep—in just one day.

Source : Mydoubts.net and Wikipedia




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Heaviest person to complete a marathon

The heaviest person to complete a marathon was Kelly Gneiting (USA) who completed the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon weighing 400 lb (181.44 kg) in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 20 March 2011. Gneiting, a national champion sumo wrestler, finished the race in 9 hr 48 min 52 sec. Gneiting weighed 400 lb a half hour before the start of the race and had dropped to 396.2 lb by the conclusion.

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Kelly Gneiting is officially the heaviest person to finish a marathon ever. The 400-pound, 6-foot tall, sumo wrestler set the Guinness world record for being the heaviest person to finish a marathon Sunday, according to the LA Times. Gneiting is also a 3-time U.S. national champion sumo wrestler.

His time was 9 hours, 48 minutes, and 52 seconds, according to the LA Times. He destroyed the old record of 275 pounds, and beat his own unofficial personal best of 11 hours, 52 minutes, and 11 seconds according to Fox Sports.

Gneiting never doubted his ability to finish. "I honestly think I'm one of the best athletes in the world," he told the LA Times prior to the race. After jogging the first 8 miles, he walked the final 18. According to Fox Sports he claims he was delirious from mile 10 onward.

"I was really struggling in the last five miles," he told the LA Times, "but I said to myself, 'If I have to crawl, I will.'"

Source : Guiness book of Record and huffingtonpost.com