Here's Some Random, Useless Knowledge. Cause Why Not?

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Once in a while, a few random fun facts can be fun. Try to impress your friends with these later! 24/7 Wall St., rated the heaviest objects in the world examining the numbers based on Guinness World Records, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and various travel, science, and engineering sources.

(Fun side note, notice how many in the top 10 are all man made)

1. Great Wall of China; 116 billion pounds

2. Three Gorges Dam (China); 20.8 billion pounds

3. Great Pyramid of Khufu (Egypt); 12 billion pounds

4. Gullfaks C installation oil storage facility (North Sea); 3 billion pounds

5. SSCV Thialf crane vessel (various); 2.1 billion pounds

6. Palace of the Parliament (Bucharest, Romania); 1.6 billion pounds

7. Nimitz Class aircraft carrier (various); 204 million pounds

8. Freight train (Western Australia); 199.5 million pounds

9. Submerged communications cable (under oceans); 176.4 million pounds

10. Washington Monument (Washington, DC); 162.2 million pounds


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