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Updated on March 10, 2015
Chandra Bahadur Dangi
Chandra Bahadur Dangi

The shortest man alive

CHANDRA BAHADUR DANGI, A 72-year-old man from a remote valley in southwestern Nepal was declared the shortest man ever measured by Guinness World Records officials.

He stands just 54.6 centimetres (21.5 inches) tall, and confirmed shorter by 5.3cm than Filipino Junrey Balawing, the previous holder of the "world's shortest man" title. Dangi weighs 12 kilograms or 26.5 pounds.



George died Oct. 17, 2013
George died Oct. 17, 2013
Zeus sits in the Doorlag's home in Ostego, Mich.,   He died Sept. 3, 2014.
Zeus sits in the Doorlag's home in Ostego, Mich., He died Sept. 3, 2014.

The tallest living dog

Meet GEORGE, the Guinness World Record Holder for Tallest Living Dog as of December 2010 to October 17, 2013 his death. Weighing 245 pounds and standing 43 inches tall, George was a Great Dane Breed who was born on November 17, 2005, and owned by David Nasser

AKC Registered, he sleeps on a queen size bed alone. He consumes 110 pounds of food every month. He has to bend over to drink water from the kitchen faucet and can sit on a chair like a man. At the time of his death, Giant George resided in Tucson, Arizona.

The dog holding the current record for height is Zeus, a Great Dane from Otsego, Michigan, United States, was declared to be the "world's tallest dog" by the 2013 Guinness Book of World Records.When measured in October 2011, Zeus was 44 inches (1.1 m) from his foot to his withers.

The dog, whom owner Kevin Doorlag of Otsego, Michigan, described as a “gentle giant,” stood 44 inches tall and was 7-foot-4 when he stood on his hind legs.

Zeus died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 just shy of his 6th birthday, Doorlag told ABC News Thursday. The GBWR is still silent on Zeus' successor.

Giant marrow
Giant marrow

The giant marrow

This is a giant MARROW weighing 119 lbs 12oz (54.3 kg) which won the giant Marrow Class in the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. It was grown by Peter Glazebrook from Newark who bagged 6 first prize awards in the Giant Vegetable classes at the show.

In the picture is weightlifter Jonathan Walker who's shown preparing to lift the giant vegetable. Picture was taken courtesy of John Giles /PA.



The square melons

Farmers of the Zentsuji region in Japan found a way to grow square watermelons, by growing the fruits in glass boxes and letting them assume the shape of the receptacle. The square shape is designed to make the melons easier to stack and store, but the square watermelons are often more than double the price of normal ones. Pyramid shaped watermelons have also been developed. In Africa They are widely eaten due to them being easy to grow in the lands

World's biggest subterranean passage

This is SON DOONG CAVE, a cave uncovered in 2009 by a team of British cavers in a remote Vietnamese jungle. The explorers walked for miles inside the cave then discovered a 46-foot high wall. This cave is enormous. It is estimated that a half mile block of 40-story buildings could fit inside a stretch portion of Hang Son Doong, which is believed to be the world's biggest subterranean passage. (Photo Credit Carsten Peter, National Geographic)

Rainbow clouds over Mt Everest
Rainbow clouds over Mt Everest

Rainbow clouds over Mt. Everest

Amazing RAINBOW CLOUDS over Mt. Everest, This is an extremely rare phenomenon to happen over these mountains, but one fortunate photographer, Oleg Bartunov, came in the nick of time to take this precious picture Lots of mountaineer-photographers had summited Mount Everest, but none had been as lucky as Bartunov.

This marvel is created from tiny ice crystals that are found in the center of these clouds. Light from the sun reflects at each and every ice crystal causing a rainbow effect. By chance, the sun and the clouds were aligned at exactly the right spot for this effect to occur.

Hell's Gate
Hell's Gate

Hell's gate

This is HELL'S GATE, a bizarre geological wonder which the locals call The Door to Hell. Found in Derweze or Darvaza town in Turkmenistan, this hole in the ground has a supply of burning gas that never ends. More than 41 years ago (now 2012) Russian geologists drilling for gas in 1971 in the area dug too deep and the ground caved in, the story goes. The geologists dared not go into the hole to retrieve their equipment. Afraid that poisonous gas would come out of the hole, the geologists set fire into the hole and from that time on the fire has never stopped burning.

The Great Blue Hole
The Great Blue Hole

The great blue hole

This is THE GREAT BLUE HOLE located outside the coast of Belize, a country in the heart of Central America. It's a near-perfect circular hole that has a diameter of 0.4 kilometers. The water inside the hole is 145 meters deep, making the hole appear deep blue. Tourists from all over dives in the Great Blue Hole of Belize. It also offers exciting species of fish to view in clear waters. Formed billions of years ago, this Great Blue Hole came to be when the water rose above the caves, it is believed.

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