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Burj Khalifa: Tallest Building

Originally known as the Burj Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is tallest man made structure in the world. Officially opening on January 4, 2010, the...

World’s Heaviest Insect: Giant Weta

Entomologist and photojournalist Mark Moffett has found the world’s biggest bug on New Zealand’s Little Barrier Island. The insect has a wing span of...

World’s Oldest Person: Jeanne Louise Calment

Jeanne Louise Calment (21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997) had the longest confirmed human life span in history, living to the age of 122 years,...

Munchkin Cats: The World’s Shortest Cat

The Munchkin is a cat breed created by a naturally occurring genetic mutation that results in cats with abnormally short legs. The shortness of...

World’s Tallest Man: Robert Wadlow

Born and raised in Alton, Illinois, Robert Pershing Wadlow was the tallest person in history reaching a height of 8ft 11.1 inches (2.720 metres) and weighing...

World’s Shortest War: Anglo-Zanzibar War

The shortest war in history occurred on August 27, 1896 between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.  The Anglo-Zanzibar conflict lasted only 38 minutes and...

World Records: Breath Holding

In February 2010, Peter Colat, a Swiss freediver, broke the world record for holding breath when he held his breath underwater for 19 minutes...

QUIXOTRY: Highest Scoring Scrabble Word

On October 12, 1996 in the basement of a Unitarian church on the town green in Lexington, Massachusetts , the record for the highest...