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  • India, home of the world's tallest statue, announces plan to build a taller one

    Uttar Pradesh will build a 221m-high effigy of the Hindu god Ram, dwarfing the current record-holder in Gujarat state The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh says it will build the world’s tallest statue, weeks after the current record holder – an 182-metre likeness of founding father Sardar Patel – was completed in another part of the country. If constructed, the 221m-high effigy of the Hindu god Ram in the town of Ayodhya could make India home to the world’s three tallest statues, with a 212-metre...

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  • Naperville’s ‘Laughing Lincoln’ statue to be unveiled Dec. 2

    Naperville will unveil a statue showing a lighter side of Abraham Lincoln. The Naperville Sun reports that "Laughing Lincoln" will debut in Central Park on Dec. 2. Illinois celebrates its … Click to Continue

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  • Verrückt: The history, hype and tragedy of the ‘World’s Tallest Waterslide’

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The vision of Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeff Henry, Verrückt hit the drawing board in 2012, in part to impress audiences of a Travel Channel reality show. The waterslide began taking shape in Kansas City, Kansas, and by 2014, was certified “World’s Tallest Waterslide” by Guinness World Records. Its delayed opening in July of 2014 was much hyped and drew national attention. Just a bit over two years later, it would draw national attention a for tragic reason: […]

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  • Nvidia unveils Titan RTX – World’s most powerful desktop GPU

    The Titan RTX costs $2,500, which is over twice the price of the RTX 2080 Ti.

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