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Jeanne Calment world record of life

Jeanne Calment world record of life

Jeanne Calment world record of life

Jeanne Calment world record of life

French woman Jeanne Louise Calment was born in February 1875, died in August 1997. Thus she set a world record of life – 122 years and 164 days, and this is a proven fact. Jeanne Calment was born in Orly, France. When the Eiffel Tower was built, she was 14 years old. Madame Calment always led an active life. At her 85 she went into fencing, and at 100 rode a bike. Jeanne was married to a cousin, they lived together for 46 years. About Jeanne Calment became known in 1988, the centenary of Van Gogh, when she told in an interview about her meeting with the great artist. “He was dirty, badly dressed and gloomy.” Jeanne was also at funeral of Hugo.
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15 wealthiest monarchs of the world

15 wealthiest monarchs of the world

15 wealthiest monarchs of the world. Queen Elizabeth II

15 wealthiest monarchs of the world

Kings, queens and monarchs have always been in the most advantaged position to accumulate wealth. The Forbes has published the list of the 15 wealthiest monarchs on the planet as of January 29, 2013.
Queen Elizabeth II, her status: 60 billion pounds, or $94,8 billion. The traditional counting does not take into account the unique objects that are treated as public property, and gives a very modest amount of several hundred million dollars. Meanwhile, taking into account the cost of Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, St. James’s Palace and Holyrood, Windsor Castle and other properties owned by the Royal family and the Royal art collections. So the British monarch takes the first line in the list of most wealthy colleagues.
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Most expensive musical instruments

Most expensive musical instruments

10 most expensive musical instruments of the 21st century

Most expensive musical instruments in the world

Unique musical instruments regularly appear in the most famous auction houses. Vintage, made by famous craftsmen or belonged to the great musicians, they are one of the most sought-after items among collectors. And not only collectioners. In many countries there are special funds that collect rare musical instruments from around the world, and then provide them to the use of the lead performers. Not surprisingly, prices for such artifacts can reach transcendental heights. Forbes magazine compiled the list of most expensive musical instruments sold for the past 12 years.
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World tallest elevator in China

World tallest elevator in China.

the Hundred Dragons Elevator – World tallest elevator in China

World tallest elevator in China
The tallest outdoor elevator in the world is The Bailong Elevator, also known as the Hundred Dragons Elevator, and it is located in a mountain range in China’s Hunan Province. Going by the glass lift, which carries up to 50 people at a time, and 1,380 an hour, offers jaw-dropping, not to say vertiginous, views down to the bottom of the rocky mountain range in the Wulingyuan area of Zhangijiajie. The project was met with fierce criticism from environmentalists who were angry that it was constructed in the middle of a World Heritage Site. This is the world’s tallest full-exposure outdoor lift, and tallest double-deck sightseeing elevator. Besides, it is the fastest passenger elevator with the biggest capacity. The lift ride takes around a minute to reach the top, from where tourists can see breath-taking views of the area’s quartzite sandstone pillars.
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Microsculptures by Nikolai Aldunin

Microsculptures by Nikolai Aldunin

Microsculptures by Nikolai Aldunin

Microsculptures by Nikolai Aldunin. Jesus Christ once told his disciples that it is ‘easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God’. Master of micro miniature Nikolai Aldunin managed to fit seven of the animals – and three palm trees – in the middle of a needle. Nikolai Aldunin was born September 1, 1956, in the Southern village of Lamovatka of Voronezh region. Since childhood Nikolai has loved to work with metals and metal products. While working as a mechanic, and then as a turner at the industrial enterprises, comprehended the secrets of metalworking. Somehow, his inner instinct once unerringly picked metal cutting mode. According to him, the existing metal processing technology is imperfect. A few years ago he had the idea to shoe a flea. He wanted to prove that it is not in vain Russian writer Nikolai Leskov glorified the Tula craftsman for the whole world. Two years of preparing, and then sat down at the microscope. Three months later, when finished, he realized that “has found himself” in miniatures. He quit his job and decided to seriously master this very difficult and interesting crafts. Miniatures are made under a microscope. All works are made by hand, without using any machines and mechanisms.
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Leonid Stadnik world biggest man

Leonid Stadnik world biggest man

Leonid Stadnik world biggest man. Leonid Stepanovich Stadnyk stands at 8 foot 5.2 inches or 2.6721 meters

Leonid Stadnik world biggest man, lives in the Ukrainian village of Podolyantsy of Zhytomyr region. Guinness World Records recognized Leonid Stadnyk as the tallest man in the world in 2008. His height is 2.57 m (8 ft 5 in), and he is still growing, his palm is 31 cm (12,2′) long. After Leonid Stadnik has refused to be measured, his title went to China’s Bao Xishun, who is actually 21 centimeters lower (Bao Xishun stands 2.36 m). Leonid’s health is slowly failing, he needs to hold on to limbs of trees and the walls of his house to walk about.
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Worlds tallest girl and her boyfriend

Elisany da Cruz Silva, Worlds tallest girl and her boyfriend

Beautiful Brazilian girl Elisany da Cruz Silva, Worlds tallest girl and her boyfriend

Worlds tallest girl and her boyfriend
The world’s tallest teenage girl and her boyfriend, walking on a Brazilian beach. The couple has 1ft 4in (41 centimeters) height difference. 17 year-old Elisany da Cruz Silva, 6ft 8in (203.2 cm) tall, lives in Salinopolis, Brazil, has a form of gigantism caused by tumor on her pituitary gland, which regulates growth. Doctors have since removed the tumor. Elisany was too tall to ride the school bus and she left school because of teasing from classmates. Her boyfriend Francinaldo da Silva Carvalho, 22, construction worker, says his friends ask things about how he hugs her, but he tells them there is a way of doing everything. ‘I feel free and relaxed as a person and don’t care what people say.’
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