In this article, we will talk about the most predatory beast, the most powerful waterfall in the world, the largest living organism, the largest temple, the most luxurious hotel, the most expensive coffee and the most expensive car, the most beautiful meteorite.

In this article, we have collected some interesting facts about the most outstanding things, events, phenomena and creations of nature and man.

 

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What is the most powerful waterfall in the world?

Some will say it is Niagara Falls or Victoria Falls. However, in reality, the leadership belongs to the Iguazu Falls. More precisely, it is a whole complex of 275 waterfalls.

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The Iguazu Falls are located on the Iguazu River on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Iguazu is the widest waterfall in the world. A 2,7 km wide water stream drops more than 82 thousand m³ of water per second from a height of 12 meters, that is, more than one million tons per day.

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What animal is the most predatory?

The most predatory animal on Earth is not a lion, not a tiger, not a leopard and not a wolf, but a shrew.

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Shrews have a very high metabolic rate. Every day they need to consume an amount of food that exceeds their own weight by 1,5–2 times or more. Therefore, shrews feed almost continuously, and their sleep breaks are very short.

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Which living organism is the largest?

Oddly enough, but the largest living organism on the planet is a mushroom. And not even a particularly rare one. This is an ordinary honey agaric: you probably met colonies of these mushrooms more than once on stumps in your garden.

honey agaric dark (Armillaria ostoyae)

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Dark agaric (Armillaria ostoyae), growing in the Maloor Forest Reserve in the US state of Oregon, is recognized as the largest living creature on the planet. This giant mushroom covers an area of ​​910 hectares and weighs about 35 000 tons, and its age is estimated at about 8 000 years.

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What is the largest temple in the world?

In Southeast Asia, in the middle of the jungle on a vast territory, the ancient Khmers built the majestic city of Angkor, which is the most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia. The most famous monument of this city is the largest temple complex on the planet, Angkor Wat.

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The structure of the ancient city of Angkor includes several majestic temple complexes, the most famous of which is the city-temple of Angkor Wat. It was built as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II in 1112–1152. This is the largest religious building in the world, its area covers about 2 square kilometers.

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Which city is the fastest growing?

Of course, this is Dubai. Dubai has become a symbol of human progress these days. Despite the absence of any favorable natural conditions, this city has left the capitals and megacities of major world powers far behind.

Dubai

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Nowhere in the world has luxury been elevated to such an absolute as in Dubai. A local proverb says: “We wanted the best, but it turned out even better!”

Here is a list of just some of the achievements of this city:

  • world's largest airport
  • world's largest amusement park
  • world's largest shopping center
  • world's tallest tower
  • world's tallest hotel
  • world's tallest residential building
  • the world's largest coastal development projects
  • world's largest marina
  • the world's largest number of millionaires per capita

Read more interesting information about Dubai and its development in our article

 

 

Which hotel is considered the most luxurious?

This is the Burj Al Arab. It is located in the largest city of the United Arab Emirates – Dubai. The hotel is so luxurious that it is characterized as a seven-star.

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The hotel is built in the sea on an artificial island, which is connected to the land by a bridge. It took 5 long years to build it. Information about how much money was spent on the construction of the hotel was not disclosed.

This is one of the most expensive hotels in the world. The price per night in a standard and superior room ranges from $1 000 to $15000, and the price of a night in a room Royal Suite is about 28 000 dollars.

Read more about this hotel and its construction read in our article

 

 

What is the most expensive coffee in the world?

Coffee Black Ivory considered the most expensive in the world. Its cost is 1100 dollars per kilogram. Interestingly, in the production of this coffee, highland Arabica beans first pass through the digestive tract of elephants.

Coffee Black Ivory

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Black Ivory translated from English as "black ivory" or "black tusk" and now you know why he was given such a name. The processing of coffee beans in the digestive tract is due to the fact that after entering the stomach of an elephant, its stomach acid destroys the protein that makes coffee bitter. As a result, according to tasters, a soft drink is obtained without the usual bitterness for coffee.

Read more about this coffee and its production in our article

 

 

What is the most expensive car in the world?

The most expensive new car ever sold is a hypercar Bugatti La Voiture Noire. Its price was 16,5 million euros.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire

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This is a one of a kind copy. Its price without taxes was 11 million euros. During the presentation of the car at the Geneva Motor Show, President Bugatti Stephan Winkelmann said the car was sold for 16,5 million euros including taxes. Information about who bought it was not disclosed.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire is a modern interpretation of Jean Bugatti's personal car Type 57 SC Atlanticlost during World War II.

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Which meteorite is considered the most beautiful?

The Fukang Star Stone is considered the most beautiful extraterrestrial object ever seen by man. This meteorite is believed to be about 4,5 billion years old, which roughly coincides with the age of planet Earth.

Fukang Star Stone

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Meteorite Fukang weighing 1003 kg was discovered in 2 000 in China, in the Gobi Desert near the town of Fukan. Separate samples of the meteorite with a total mass of 31 kilograms are stored at the University of Arizona. The bulk of this meteorite is kept by an unknown collector.

In April 2008, Bonhams auction house (Bonhams) put up the bulk of the meteorite for sale at his auction in Manhattan. Bonhams expected to receive US$2 million for this lot, but the meteorite was never sold. A 480 x 910 mm hole was cut into the meteorite, which was then polished to show the interior of the meteorite's precious crystals.

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