The world’s tallest animal is a giraffe and the world’s known tallest man is Robert Pershing Wadlow. The giraffe is 5.49m (18 ft.), the man is 2.55m (8ft. 11.1 in.).
The world’s tallest woman is Sandy Allen. She is 2.35m (7 ft. 7 in.).
The giant who fought David in the Bible was 2.97m (9ft. 9in.) tall.
The oldest man to reach the Everest (8848 m), the world’s highest peak is a venezuelan. He is Ramón Blanco and he did it in september 1993, he was 60 years old.
tallest building in the world
World’s Tallest Tower
Burj Khalifa — The Tallest Building in the World
hold the title of the tallest buildings in the world.
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The height of The Empire State Building in New York : 1,250 feet (381 m)
Eiffel Tower, Paris : 984 feet (300 m)
Statue of Liberty, New York : 310 feet (92 m)
World’s Tallest Building: Who Holds The Title?
The Petronas-Sears Controversy
Officially, the World’s Tallest Buildings are the Petronas Towers in
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1483 feet / 452m) — but put Petronas side by side with the former title holder, Sears Tower, and look again. The casual observer would say Sears Tower is tops, and by quite a wide margin!
The highest occupiable floor of Sears is more then 200 feet higher than the top floor in Petronas and its antennas go even higher. So why are the Petronas Towers considered the World’s Tallest Buildings?
Because, in the tradition and lore of tall building, spires count, antennas don’t.
Spires are architectural features and they have been traditionally counted in a building’s height, a precedent that dates to the Chrysler Building. Antennas are not normally considered architectural features.
So…based on the long and storied tradition of tall buildings, the winner by decision is the Petronas Towers.
Mount Everest : 29,028 feet (8,853 m)
Aconcagua (South America) : 22,834 feet (6,960 m)
McKinley / Denali (North America) : 20,320 feet ( m)
Kilimanjaro, Africa : 19,340 feet (5,894m)
Elbrus, Southern Europe : 18,510 feet (5,642 m)