Salar de Uyuni – The worlds Largest Salt Flat

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Salar de Uyuni is covering 10,582 square kilometers in the Potosi region. The salt is over 10 meters thick in the center. Some 40.000 years ago, the area was part of Lake Minchin, a giant prehistoric lake. When the lake dried, it left behind two modern lakes, Poopó and Uru Uru, and two major salt deserts, Salar de Coipasa and the larger Salar de Uyuni. It is one of the landscapes on planet Earth where you may feel that you are somewhere else in the universe entirely. At the edge of Salar de Uyuni is located salt hotel called Palce of Salt. It is built of salt blocks.

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San Alfonso Del Mar – The worlds Largest Swimming Pool in Chile

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The Guinness Book of Records has named the vast pool beside the sea in Chile as the biggest in the world. The pool is 1 km (0.62 mi) long, covering 8 ha (20 acres), containing some 250,000,000 litres of seawater, with a maximum depth of 35 m (115 ft). It uses water pumped, filtered, and treated from the Pacific Ocean. The pool was developed by Chilean company Crystal Lagoons, and opened in December 2006. While early estimates put the total cost of construction at about US$3.5 million for the filtration system alone, more recent estimates are in the area of US$1.5 billion to US$2 billion total for construction and almost US$4 million in annual maintenance. Chile\’s monster pool uses a computer-controlled suction and filtration system to keep fresh seawater in permanent circulation, drawing it in from the ocean at one end and pumping it out at the other. The sun warms the water to 26c, nine degrees warmer than the adjoining sea.

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The Worlds First Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier Shut Down Reactors

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The Enterprise is the Navy’s second-oldest ship, after the USS Constitution. It has participated in every major conflict since the Cuban Missile Crisis, and its airplanes targeted insurgents in Afghanistan during its last deployment. The USS Enterprise began shutting down its eight nuclear reactors almost as soon as it arrived at its pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia

Facts:

Displacement: 93,284 long tons (94,781 t) Full Load[2]
Length: 1,123 ft (342 m)[3][4]
Beam: 132.8 ft (40.5 m) (waterline)
Draft: 39 ft (12 m)
Propulsion: 8 × Westinghouse A2W nuclear reactors
Speed: 33.6 kn (38.7 mph; 62.2 km/h)
Complement: 5,828 (maximum)
Ship’s company: 3,000 (2,700 Sailors, 150 Chiefs, 150 Officers)
Air wing: 1,800 (250 pilots, and 1,550 support personnel)

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Sedov – The Worlds Biggest Sailing Ship

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The world’s biggest sailing ship is called Sedov and is a three-masted barque. Sedov was built in Germany in 1921, but came into the possession of the Soviet government in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.

Ship Type: Sailing vessel
Year Built: 1921
Length x Breadth: 115 m X 14 m
Height of masts: 58 m
Quantity of sails: 33 st.
Gross Tonnage: 3432
DeadWeight: 1171 t
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 11.3 / 10.4 knots
Crew: 70
Cadets: 164

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Worlds Biggest Miniatur Railway Wunderland Hamburg

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Miniatur Wunderland can not be explored in a few of minutes. You need to come early in the morning and leave in the very last minute. It is a permanent exhibition that attracts over a million visitors a year. This model railway took 500,000 working hours and is stretched over 4 square km with plans to increase to 6 square km in 2014. The model rail track runs for 9km at a cost of 7.3 million Euros.

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Whale Shark The Worlds Biggest Fish

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The whale shark is a non-aggressive creature that poses no threat to swimmers, snorkelers or scuba divers. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 12.65 metres (41.50 ft) and a weight of more than 21.5 tonnes (47,000 lb). The shark has distinctive light-yellow markings on its very thick, dark gray skin. It is a filter feeder and can neither bite nor chew. These feeder eat plankton, krill, fish eggs, small fish, salp, jellyfish and coral spawn. Although its mouth can stretch to four feet wide, Whale sharks are slow swimmers, moving at speeds of no little more than 3 miles per hour.

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The Worlds Largest Trucks Caterpillar 797 Series

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The Caterpillar 797 series trucks are the largest trucks ever. it costs between $4.7 million to $5.6 million US Dollars. Caterpillar has produced three generations of 797 haul trucks:

The first generation (1998 – 2002): model 797

  • engine: 3,400 hp 2,535 kW
  • overal length: 47.7 ft in 14530 mm
  • overal width: 30 ft in 9150 mm
  • overal height: 23.8 ft in 7240 mm
  • wheelbase: 23.6 ft in 7200 mm
  • max speed: 39.8 mph 64 km/h
  • empty weight: 1225748.2 lb 555990 kg
  • loaded weight: 719875.5 lb 326530 kg
  • fuel capacity: 1799.8 gal 6813 L

The second generation (2002 – 2009): model 797B

  • engine: 3,550 hp 2,647 kW
  • overal length: 47.7 ft in 14530 mm
  • overal width: 30 ft in 9154 mm
  • overal height: 24.9 ft in 7584 mm
  • wheelbase: 23.6 ft in 7200 mm
  • max speed: 42 mph 67.6 km/h
  • empty weight: 584225 lb 265000 kg
  • loaded weight: 1375000 lb 623690 kg
  • fuel capacity: 1800 gal 6813.7 L

The third generation (2009 – Present): model 797F

  • engine: 4,000 hp 2,983 kW
  • overal length: 49.6 ft in 15090 mm
  • overal width: 31.3 ft in 9530 mm
  • overal height: 21.5 ft in 6530 mm
  • wheelbase: 23.7 ft in 7220 mm
  • max speed: 42 mph 67.6 km/h
  • empty weight: 575000 lb 260810 kg
  • loaded weight: 1375000 lb 623690 kg
  • fuel capacity: 1000 gal 3785 L

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The Worlds Biggest Plane Antonov An-225 Mriya

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The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft, designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. It is the world\’s heaviest fixed-wing aircraft. The design, built to transport the Buran orbiter, was an enlargement of the successful An-124 Ruslan.

Specifications:
Wingspan: 88.4 m (290 ft 2 in)
Length: 84 m. (275 ft 6 in)
Height: 18.1 m (59 ft 3 in)
Empty weight: 285,000 kg (628,317 lb)
(Max. take-off weight: 600,000 kg (1,322,773 lb)
Payload: 250,000 kg (550,000 lb)
Range: 4,000 km (2,160 nm)
Cruise speed: 850 km/h (460 kts)
Engines: 4 ZMKB Progress D-18 turbofans, 229 kN (51,600 lb).
Crew: 6

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Worlds Highest Bungy from 216 m High Bloukrans Bridge

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The highest commercial bungee jump in the world is from 216m high Bloukrans River Bridge near Plettenberg Bay South Africa, which is operated on a daily basis by Face Adrenalin.

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