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Minnesota family is officially the tallest in the world

 VIDEO  4-23-2022 | 5

The five-member Trapp family from Esko has a combined height equal to the length of half a tennis court.

Science & Technology

Guinness World Records confirms world's tallest woman

 VIDEO  10-20-2021 | 0

Standing at 7ft, 0.7 inches tall, 24-year-old Rumeysa Gelgi is now officially the tallest woman on Earth.


Gentle giant Igor Vovkovinskiy dies, aged 38

 VIDEO  8-24-2021 | 2

Officially America's tallest man, Vovkovinskiy was well known for his enormous size and gentle demeanour.


Mystery man scales London's tallest building

 VIDEO  7-8-2019 | 6

A daredevil free climber was spotted climbing up the outside of the Shard without any safety equipment.

Natural World

World's tallest tropical tree discovered

 VIDEO  4-6-2019 | 2

Scientists have identified and climbed a record-breaking tree in Borneo that measures a whopping 328ft in height.


World's tallest man meets shortest woman

 VIDEO  1-30-2018 | 6

Giant Sultan Kosen from Turkey was pictured with tiny Jyoti Amge from India in front of the Pyramids this week.

Natural World

Do giraffes often get struck by lightning ?

7-1-2017 | 12

Being the world's tallest animal, is the giraffe more prone to lightning strikes than other animals ?

Science & Technology

Nepal launches new bid to measure Mt Everest

6-18-2017 | 1

The Department of Survey is aiming to find out just how tall the world's tallest mountain actually is.


Tallest men trace back to mammoth hunters

4-13-2017 | 19

A new study has linked a prehistoric population of mammoth hunters with some of today's tallest people.

Science & Technology

Firm plans to build upside-down skyscraper

3-29-2017 | 27

The bizarre plan would see the world's tallest building being hung upside-down from an orbiting asteroid.

Science & Technology

Earth was once covered in giant mushrooms

 VIDEO  3-22-2017 | 9

Back when the tallest trees were only a few feet high, huge towers of fungus grew in excess of 8 meters.

Science & Technology

Did Nepal earthquake shrink Mount Everest ?

1-25-2017 | 8

Scientists are set to launch a new expedition to find out if the world's tallest mountain has shrunk.


Great dane is crowned world's tallest dog

 VIDEO  12-31-2016 | 10

Despite starting out as the runt of the litter, four-year-old Freddy has grown to be 40.75 inches tall.

Natural World

Bleak figures show giraffes face extinction

12-8-2016 | 113

The world's tallest animal has suffered a worrying decline in numbers over the last three decades.

Natural World

World's tallest tropical tree discovered

11-15-2016 | 6

A tree measuring a whopping 309ft tall has been identified alongside 49 other runners-up in Borneo.

Science & Technology

Is Everest really Earth's tallest mountain ?

5-18-2016 | 9

According to scientists, Chimborazo in Ecuador is actually quite a bit taller than Mount Everest.

Science & Technology

New building in Japan to be over a mile high

2-7-2016 | 21

The new 'Sky Mile Tower' will be twice the height of the current tallest building - Dubai's Burj Khalifa.


86-year-old woman climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

11-9-2015 | 6

In a remarkable feat of old-age endurance, the pensioner reached the summit of Africa's tallest mountain.

Ancient Mysteries

Mayan pyramid is among tallest ever found

7-18-2015 | 4

A recently discovered pyramid in Mexico has turned out to be one of the largest ever Mayan constructions.

Science & Technology

Nepal earthquake actually moved Everest

6-16-2015 | 4

The world's tallest mountain was shifted three centimeters by the earthquake that struck in April.

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