That’s a record 85 letters, which in Māori means, “The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one”.
6. The windiest place in the world: Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica.
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During winter months at Commonwealth Bay, a concentrated flow of freezing air, known as katabatic wind, is responsible for wind gusts up to 150 mph.
7. The world’s most active volcano: Mt. Kilauea, Hawaii.
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In 1983, Mt. Kilauea erupted on southern part of the island of Hawaii and hasn’t stopped since! It’s destroyed over 200 homes, but created over 544 acres of new land.
8. The snowiest place in the world: Paradise, Washington.
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Don’t let the name fool you — according to the National Park Service, Paradise has a max annual snowfall of approximately 93.5 feet.
9. The flattest place in the world: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.
Bishop rock is around 46×16 meters long and located about 28 miles off the southwestern coast of the Cornish peninsula in England. In the middle ages, criminals were dropped off with days worth of bread and left to fend off the elements.
13. The most remote island in the world: Tristan da Cunha, Saint Helena.
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The nearest city to Tristan da Cunha is Cape Town, located nearly 1,743 miles away in South Africa.
14. The coldest inhabited place in the world: Oymyakon, Russia.
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Winter temperatures in Oymyakon can drop as low as -58°F (-50°C), while the lowest recorded temperature for the town was -96.16°F (-71.2°C), back in 1924.
15. The highest elevation in the world: Mount Everest, China-Nepal border.
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At 29,028 feet tall, Mount Everest is considered the highest elevation in the world. The mountain was named after the Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843 — Col. Sir George Everest. Ironically, Everest actually pronounced his name “Eve-rest”.
16. The farthest point from the Earth’s center: Chimborazo, Ecuador.
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While Mount Everest is the tallest point from sea level, the Earth isn’t a perfect sphere. If we calculate the furthest point from the Earth’s center, the winner would be Chimborazo, Ecuador.
17. The lowest elevation in the world: Dead Sea.
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The Dead Sea is approximately 1360 feet below sea level and is one the world’s saltiest bodies of water.
18. The deepest cave in the world: Krubera Cave, Abkhazia, Georgia.
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Since it’s initial exploration in 1956, Krubera Cave has been mapped at 7,208 feet deep and 8 miles long.
19. The highest waterfall in the world: Angel Falls, Venezuela.