Saturday, September 26, 2009

10 x 10 Superlatives

I saw an article in National Geographic Magazine listing all of the second biggest, fastest, oldest, tallest animals, cities, languages, oceans, mountains, etc... of the world. The article inspired me to check out the 10th largest, smallest, heaviest, deepest, etc... animals, humans, oceans, mountains, etc...., of the world and the United States.

Just curious. This list compiles the unsung heroes of the World Book of Records.

1. 10TH LARGEST US CITY
San Jose, Ca. population 939,000 as of 7/1/2007

2. 10TH TALLEST US MOUNTAIN
Mount Bear, Alaska 14,831 ft.

3. 10TH TALLEST ANIMAL
Percheron Draft Horse 7ft.

4. 10th HEAVIEST ANIMAL
Bison 1,764 lbs.

5. 10th LARGEST METRO AREA IN THE WORLD
Shanghai, China 16,650,000

6. 10TH OLDEST PERSON TO LIVE EVER
Kamato Hungo, Japan 116 years, 45 days

7. 10TH OLDEST PERSON NOW LIVING
Eunice Sanborn, Texas, US 113 years, 68 days born in 1896

8. 10TH TALLEST MAN EVER
John F. Carroll 8ft. 0 in.

9. 10TH DEEPEST OCEAN OR SEA
Japan Sea 12,276 ft. deep

10. 10TH SMARTEST PERSON LIVING
Judith Polgar Chess Champion IQ 170

1 comment:

Dame said...

It's mind blowing that there is someone born in 1896 still alive. I would so love to talk to them! Must have amazing memories of the 20s & fashion, god they've seen it all!