Monday, June 8, 2009

Largest Frog

The world's largest frog has a fitting name; the Goliath frog.
Goliath frogs call the rivers of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea home where they spend their days eating insects, crustaceans, fish, and other amphibians.
A Goliath frog grows up to 13 inches in body length and with outstretched legs can reach over 2 1/2 feet in length.
If you're thinking 'Mmmmm, frog legs', the Goliath frog weighs about 7 pounds so one frog should suffice as a meal but you'd better be quick when catching them as they can jump up to 10 feet in a single bound.

world's biggest fish

The whale shark is the world's biggest fish, maxing out at about 65 feet in length and weighing up to about 75,000 pounds.
The second-largest fish is the basking shark, which grows to about 40 feet and 8,000 pounds.
Even though their size may make them look fearsome and inshore appearances may cause alarm, there is nothing to fear. Both species are filter-feeders, and feed on tiny fish and plankton.

World's Largest Watermelon

On September 03, 2005 Lloyd Bright cut his entry from the vine and when it was weighed Lloyd's watermelon captured the record as the world's largest watermelon, weighing a watery 268.8 pounds

World's Biggest Dog Ever

Hercules: The World's Biggest Dog Ever, Hercules was recently awarded the honorable distinction of Worlds Biggest Dog by Guinness World Records. Hercules is an English Mastiff and has a 38 inch neck and weighs 282 pounds.With "paws the size of softballs" (reports the Boston Herald), the three-year-old monster is far larger and heavier than his breed's standard 200lb. limit. Hercules owner Mr. Flynn says that Hercules weight is natural and not induced by a bizarre diet: "I fed him normal food and he just grew".... and grew. and grew.

Tallest Dog in the World

Tallest Dog in the World
Dogs come in a variety of sizes and some of these are extremes such as exceptionally small or exceptionally large dogs. For some reason, the majority of people seem to like large dogs. Children, especially, like large dogs. The Guinness Book of World Records has some interesting record-breaking large dogs. Many people are familiar with Hercules, Kell and Zorba. Hercules is a 284-pound English Mastiff from Massachusetts that is currently in the Guinness
Book as the largest dog in the world. With a paw the size of a softball and a 38-inch neck, he is huge.
Kell, another English Mastiff, is from the UK and took the record for being the heaviest dog in the world with a weight of 286 pounds. Zorba, who is deceased, was once in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest dog in the world with a whopping weight of 343 pounds. Due to her death, she is no longer recorded in the books, but she is still the largest and longest dog that was ever recorded.
Whether or not you've heard of him, Gibson has made quite a name for himself as the tallest dog in the world. Gibson is a seven foot tall Harlequin Great Dane owned by Sandy Hall of Grass Valley, California. When Gibson is on all fours, he is 42.2 inches tall and you don't want to see him when he' s on his hind legs! The previous tallest dog, Harvey, was 41.5 inches tall.
Gibson is too tall to drink water out of the toilet as many dogs love to do for some reason. Seems no matter how often you give them cold fresh water, dogs always seem to navigate to the toilet when they're thirsty. Poor Gibson doesn't have that option, though. Not only is Gibson tall, but he's no lightweight in the weight category either at 170 pounds. Imagine having this dog jump on you! Luckily, Gibson is a very lovable and friendly dog, almost like a puppy.

Largest Mall in the World

South China Mall, Dongguan, China (2005, 7.1 million square feet)

Longest Train in the world

Longest Train in the world

The train from Nouadhibou to Zouerat is the longest train in the world. The iron ore train carry thousands of tons of crusehed rock in a chain of wagons up to three kilometres long. Their schecules and frequencies depend partly on the speed of the extraction at the mines, and even in the past, attacks by Polisario guerillas from over the border in Western Sahara.There are 3 or 4 diesel-electric General Motors 3300V locomotives at the head of the train and about 200 cars each carrying up to 84 tons of iron ore, and a variable number of service cars. The total traffic averages 16.6 billion tons per year.