Ten of the Worlds Tallest Things and Where to Find Them

Ten of the Worlds Tallest Things and Where to Find Them
Ten of the Worlds Tallest Things and Where to Find Them

From Totem Poles to thermometers, this list features ten strange and unusual things from around the world that all have one thing in common. They are all the tallest things in the world and some of them are ultimately pointless, while others are rather useful…

 


Ten of the Worlds Tallest Things and Where to Find Them


 

The World's Tallest Matryoshka dolls
The World’s Tallest Matryoshka dolls

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These giant-sized Matryoshka dolls were hand painted in the traditional style and the largest of them was 13 meters (42.65ft) tall. Just in case you were wondering the smallest of these was 6 meters (19.68 ft)

The World's Tallest Free-standing Drop Ride
The World’s Tallest Free-standing Drop Ride

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While there are taller drop towers around the world this one is the tallest that is free-standing and at 335 ft the drop is like nothing else on earth with almost 5 seconds of zero-G!

The World's Tallest Thermometer
The World’s Tallest Thermometer

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Located in California, USA is the World’s Tallest Thermometer that is pretty handy when you live near Death Valley. Although it has never reached its max temperature recording of 134 °F (57 °C) it has got pretty close!

The World's Tallest Staircase
The World’s Tallest Staircase

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Located right next to the Niesen Railway is a set of 11,674 steps that is the worlds tallest staircase and some strange people even try and endurance run it, with most of them taking several hours to achieve it! Stuff, and that for a game of soldiers!

The World's Tallest Totem Pole
The World’s Tallest Totem Pole

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While some say the worlds tallest is the 127 ft, 7″ Totem Pole located in Victoria, British Columbia, it is, in fact, the 150 ft one located in Alert Bay, British Columbia!

The World's Tallest Military Structure
The World’s Tallest Military Structure

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While it might look like little more than a super tall tower or mast it is the worlds tallest military owned structure and its 471 metres(1,545 ft) tall!

The World's Tallest Cliff Face
The World’s Tallest Cliff Face

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From afar it might look like an ordinary mountain, but it certainly isn’t the tallest mountain in the world, but it does have the tallest near-vertical cliff face drop on earth of 1,250 m (4,101 ft). You would NOT want to fall off that cliff that is for sure.

The World's Tallest Log Flume (water ride)
The World’s Tallest Log Flume (water ride)

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This ride was once called Cherokee Falls but the addition of a 3rd drop that also happened to be the worlds tallest also saw its name changed to Nightmare Niagara. But the ride was first built with only one much smaller drop in 1989.

The World's Tallest Statue
The World’s Tallest Statue

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The Spring Temple Buddha is in honour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was India’s first deputy prime minister and stands a neck breaking 597ft tall which is almost 100ft taller the 2nd tallest!

The World's Tallest Grandfather Clock
The World’s Tallest Grandfather Clock

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Located in Kewaunee, Wisconsin it was moved just a little down the road to the Ahnapee State Trail and was built in 1976. I have to wonder if it has giant pendulums on the inside to keep it going!?

Which one did you like?

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