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Record-Breaking LEGO Tower is 11 Stories High

LEGO Tower

Did you ever attempt to build the tallest LEGO tower in the world when you were a kid? I did and I always thought I did a pretty good job…until now. If you thought you did, too, then you should take a look at what the students and teachers from Dickinson High School in Milltown built.

The school’s community didn’t just build a tower that was several feet high; instead, they built a LEGO tower that’s 11 stories high! The tower measures 112 feet and 11.75 inches and is officially the tallest LEGO tower in the world, as affirmed by Guinness World Records.

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The Hobbit-Calator?: Check Out the World’s Shortest Escalator

World's Shortest Escalator

I find that size is often relative to your actual size. For example, if you’re about six feet tall, then the World’s Shortest Escalator, which measures less than three feet tall, would look ridiculously tiny from your perspective. Especially since you’d be twice as tall as the escalator itself in the first place.

In case you were wondering, then no, this escalator isn’t something straight from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Rather, it should come as no surprise that this escalator is found in Japan, where all sorts of unexpected things actually exist. The escalator is found in the basement of More’s Department Store in Kawasaki.

Hit the break for a video of the teeny tiny Hobbit-calator!

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This Video Shows You What It’s Like to Skydive from the Stratosphere

Felix Skydive

One day, I hope to do what Felix Baumgartner did and live to tell the world about it. If you haven’t heard of him already, then it’s about time you did. Felix is an extreme skydiver who isn’t afraid of great heights. In fact, he’s so fearless that he decided make the jump of his life (while risking his life in the process) a couple of days ago.

He strapped on his parachute, turned his chest camera on, and jumped out of a plane specially-designed capsule suspended from a giant balloon at an altitude of 128,097 feet! Felix broke a number of records in the process: highest manned balloon trip, highest skydive, fastest skydive, and the most people to turn into a live Youtube event. (Eight million people from the world over watched him make the jump.)

In case you missed it, hit the break to watch the video from Felix’s jump and prepare to be amazed.

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