Worlds largest book store opens in Tehran, Iran

August 24, 2017 by  
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Book lovers, we’ve found your dream destination – the world’s largest bookstore just opened in Tehran, Iran . The Book Garden is a gigantic green-roofed building measuring 154,000 square feet that has 12 miles of shelves packed with millions of books . The project is part of a larger 700,000 square foot complex that features several movie theaters, science halls, classrooms, a prayer room and a restaurant. The Book Garden aims to encourage Iranian children to be “active and creative through modern methods and equipment,” said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani. “The opening of the Book Garden is a big cultural event in the country, so that our children can make better use of this cultural and academic opportunity,” added Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. Mehr News reports that the Book Garden was first pitched in 2004 to cater to fans of the city’s annual International Book Fair. After construction was completed last spring, organizers spent the past few months stocking the facility it with books. According to RealIran , there are more than 400,000 titles available for kids alone. One of the centers even has shorter shelves to ensure younger kids can reach the educational resources. Related: Chinese watermelon plant yields 131 fruit for Guinness World Record The Book Garden is now the biggest bookstore in the world, according to the Guinness World Records . Until now, Barnes & Noble along Fifth Avenue in New York City held the record. + Kayson Inc Via Mehr News , RealIran Photos via RealIran , Pixabay

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Oldest living manatee in captivity, Snooty, dies at age 69

July 25, 2017 by  
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Grab your tissues, folks. A 1,300-pound manatee named Snooty recently passed away after celebrating his 69th birthday. In the wild, manatees are fortunate to live into their teens, which is partly why the elder marine mammal was beloved by so many. According to the South Florida Museum, Snooty’s death was accidental and that the circumstances are being investigated. Snooty was born in captivity in 1948 — before laws were passed to protect marine wildlife . Every year, a party was thrown to celebrate the manatee’s birthday. This year, thousands of people traveled from all over to visit the celebrity mammal. Regarding Snooty’s untimely death, the museum said in a press release, “Snooty was found in an underwater area only used to access plumbing for the exhibit life support system. Early indications are that an access panel door that is normally bolted shut had somehow been knocked loose and that Snooty was able to swim in. Snooty’s habitat undergoes a daily visual inspection and there were no indications the previous day that there was anything amiss. The Aquarium will remain closed while Museum staff continues its investigation and staff who worked with him have an opportunity to grieve.” In 2015, the manatee was certified as the world’s oldest captive manatee by the Guinness World Records . Just a handful of years prior, he gained notoriety when his life history made him one of the most renowned stewards for endangered species and the environment. Following the manatee’s death, the museum posted on their Facebook page, saying: “We know that our community and Snooty fans around the world share our grief.” (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); The South Florida Museum is deeply saddened to share the news that our beloved Snooty has died. Snooty’s death was a… Posted by South Florida Museum on  Sunday, July 23, 2017 Via BayNews9 Images via Sarasota Herald Tribune , Wikimedia Commons

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Volkswagen Passat TDI Sets 77.99 MPG World Record For Fuel Economy in 48 State Drive

June 25, 2013 by  
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The Volkswagen Passat TDI clean diesel just set a world record by achieving 77.99 mpg – the lowest fuel consumption for a non-hybrid car. VW announced that the new Guinness World Record was achieved by drivers Wayne Gerdes and Bob Winger, who piloted the diesel Passat around the lower 48 U.S. states. The achievement also beats the hybrid vehicle record of 64.6 mpg by more than 13 mpg. Read the rest of Volkswagen Passat TDI Sets 77.99 MPG World Record For Fuel Economy in 48 State Drive Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bob Winger , diesel , Guinness World Records , volkswagen , Volkswagen diesel , Volkswagen Passat , Volkswagen Passat TDI , Wayne Gerdes        

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Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Sets Transatlantic Speed Record

May 21, 2013 by  
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MS Tûranor PlanetSolar , the world’s largest solar boat, set a new record for the fastest transatlantic crossing by a vessel powered entirely by solar energy, smashing its own 2010 record by four days. The 115-foot Swiss catamaran traveled 2,867 miles (5,310 kilometers) across the Atlantic Ocean in 22 days, conducting experiments along the Gulf Stream as part of the PlanetSolar DeepWater expedition. Read the rest of Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Sets Transatlantic Speed Record Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “solar energy” , green transportation , Guinness World Records , marine expedition Tûranor , MS Tûranor PlanetSolar , PlanetSolar , PlanetSolar’s Tûranor , solar boat , solar catamaran , solar design , Solar Power , solar powered boat , Swiss solar boat , transatlantic crossing record , TURANOR , World speed record boat        

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100-Year-Old Utah Church is Lifted 40 Foot Above Ground Without Moving an Inch

May 21, 2013 by  
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Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Ny Anstalt Prison Heals With a Connection to Light & Nature

May 21, 2013 by  
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