Tallest Catholic church: St. Peter’s Basilica?

The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, is the tallest Catholic structure and domed church at 518 feet. It cost $300 million and can accommodate 18,000 worshippers. Ulm Minster is the tallest church at 530 feet, while St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal is the tallest in the Americas. From the Middle […]

How do scientists find the world’s tallest peak?

There are different ways to measure the height of mountains, leading to debates about which is the tallest. Mount Everest is the tallest when measured from sea level, but Mount McKinley has the highest vertical rise. Mauna Kea is the tallest when measured from its base, while Chimborazo is the tallest when measured from the […]

Can’t visit world’s tallest waterfall?

The Denmark Strait cataract, located between Iceland and Greenland, is the world’s tallest waterfall at 11,500 feet, but it is underwater. Waterfalls can also occur beneath the waves when hot and cold water meet. There are 10 types of waterfalls, and Victoria Falls can reportedly be heard 25 miles away. In 1901, Annie Edson Taylor […]

Was the Washington Monument world’s tallest building?

The Washington Monument was once the world’s tallest building, but is now the tallest free-standing masonry structure. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently the tallest free-standing structure, with much debate over what constitutes a building versus a structure. Other odd “tallest” winners include the Great Pyramid of Giza, Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe, and Valle de […]

Tallest structures on Earth?

The tallest structure on Earth as of April 2007 is the KVLY-TV mast, but the Burj Dubai in the United Arab Emirates will be the tallest ever built. Moored balloons are the tallest non-self-supporting structures. The Burj Dubai will have between 160 and 216 floors and will be designed by Giorgio Armani. The largest of […]

Tallest buildings in the world?

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is the authoritative source on the world’s tallest buildings, measuring from the height of the building above the structural or architectural top. The top ten tallest buildings are in Asia or the United States, with Taipei 101 being the tallest. The list includes buildings for residential, commercial, […]

Meet the world’s tallest person – so easy!

Bao Xishun, the tallest man in the world at 7 feet 9 inches, rescued two sick dolphins by reaching into their stomachs and removing plastic. He lost the title of tallest man to Sultan Kosen in 2009. With a height of 7 feet 9 inches, Bao Xishun was recognized in 2005 by Guinness World Records […]

Skip to content