Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

The World's Largest Pizza Ever Weighed 26,883 Pound

According to Guinness World Records the largest pizza ever created was not in Italy (the most likely location) but in Norwood, South Africa. The pizza measured 122 feet, 8 inches in diameter, weighed 26,883 lbs, and contained 9,920 lbs. of flour, 3,960 lbs. of cheese, 1,763 lbs. of mushrooms, 1,984 lbs. of tomato puree, and 1,984 lbs. of chopped tomatoes.

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Kingda Ka, the Highest Roller coaster in the World

The Kingda Ka is the highest roller coaster in the world and one of the fastest ever recorded. Passengers are propelled by a hydraulic motor to speeds of 206km/h in 3.5 seconds. The train climbs vertically more than 139 meters, then plummets down a 90-degree angle at 99 miles/h. This wild ride is found at Six Flags Great Adventure in the USA.

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Boeing Everett Factory Holds World Record

Located in Everett, north of Seattle, the Boeing assembly site is the largest building in the world per volume with 472 million cubic feet, covering 4.3 million square feet. It is where wide-body Boeing 747s, 767s,777s and the new 787 Dreamliner are assembled.

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Facebook At Country Level - The second Biggest Population in 2014

If the social network Facebook were a country, it would be the second most populous in the world after China (1.357 billion in 2013) and before India 1.252 billion in 2013). Indeed, as of the third quarter of 2014 Facebook had 1.35 billion monthly active users. Furthermore, at the speed Facebook is growing, It will be the most populous country by the end of 2015.

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Playwright Molière Did Not Die On Stage

Contrary to popular belief, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière didn't die on stage, but at home after his fourth performance in the play ''The Hypochondriac''.

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Fighter Aircraft Turbines To Extinguish Oil Well Fires

During the Gulf War, the Iraqi army torched more than 700 oil wells. To extinguish these massive simultaneous fires, Hungarian engineers developed a radical new approach. They modified tanks by removing the turret and retrofitted two Mig 21 aircraft reactors to the vehicle body. The jet blasts were used to propulse massive amounts of water at the well thus extinguishing the fire very quickly.

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The Most Expensive Painting In The World

The Card Players is a series of oil paintings by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne. There are five paintings in the series. The versions vary in size and the number of players depicted.

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The Myth of Champagne and the Spoon

The common practice of placing a spoon in the neck of an open champagne bottle (to store it) serves absolutely no purpose, even if the spoon is solid silver.

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An Accidental Start to the Song Roxanne

At the beginning of the song Roxanne by The Police, one can hear an atonal piano chord and laughter (reportedly that of the singer Sting). These sounds were totally accidental - during the recording session Sting thought the keyboard cover was closed and sat down on it, resulting in that dissonant chord and ensuing laughter.

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Listen to the Silence - John Cage’s 4’33”

The contemporary musician John Cage is best known for his 1952 composition 4’33” (4 minutes 33 seconds) in which the musicians do not play a single note. 4’33” is a three movement compositions showcasing the sounds of the environment as heard by the audience.

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When Hergé Makes A Cameo Appearances In Tintin

In the animated cartoon adaptation of Tintin; his creator Hergé makes a designed "cameo appearances" as it appears in each episode as a different character, but with a similar Belgian designer face.

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There's A Glow-In-The-Dark Blue Phenomenon In San Diego

On the beaches of San Diego in September, you can admire the beautiful evening light-blue waves. This is due to a species of algae that, when shaken, creates a phenomenon of bioluminescence, and even allows surfers to practice their sport at night.

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