Saturday, 19 April 2008

Smallest Car in the World

Wonder what's the smallest car in the world? =D Here it goes:
Peel's best known car, the P50, is recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records as the smallest road-legal car ever produced.

The P50 Fact file
Manufacturer - Peel Engineering Company
Class - Microcar
Body style(s) - One-door coupe
Engine(s) - DKW 49cc, 4.2 hp
Transmission(s) - 3-speed automatic
Wheelbase - 5 in (127 mm)
Length 134 - cm (52.8 in)
Width - 99 cm (39 in)
Height - 4 ft (1.2 m)
Curb weight - 59 kg (130 lb)
Related - Peel Trident, Peel Viking Sport
Designer - Cyril Cannell

Interesting rite? anyway, this type of car is currently no loner available if you wanna purchase it (well, i highly doubt ppl will even think of buying it =p)
Just my 2cents =)

Friday, 18 April 2008

World Fastest Car

While most of us can only dream of owning the fastest car in the world, some will do whatever it takes to possess such speed and power.So, how fast are the fastest cars in the world? Here is the top 3 fastest cars available on the market measures by top speed.

1.SSC Ultimate Aero: 257 mph+, 0-60 in 2.7 secs. Twin-Turbo V8 Engine with 1183 hp, base price is $654,400. Tested in March 2007 by Guinness world records, The SSC Ultimate Aero takes the lead as the fastest car in the world beating Bugatti Veyron.

2.Bugatti Veyron: 253 mph+, 0-60 in 2.5 secs. Aluminum, Narrow Angle W16 Engine with 1001 hp, base price is $1,444,000. With the highest price tag, no wonder this is rank #2. Veyron provides comfort and enjoyment to two passengers, characteristic of the most luxurious limousines. Veyron weighs almost two tons, which makes it the heaviest car on the top 3 fastest cars list.

3. Koenigsegg CCX: 250 mph+, 0-60 in 3.2 secs. 90 Degree V8 Engine 806 hp, base price is $695,000. Made in Sweden, it is expected to take #1 spot in the future.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

World Longest Bridge

China is well known for aiming at world records - after the spectacular Three Gorges Dam on Yangtze River and the Maglev in Shanghai, the world's fastest rail line with a top speed of 434 km/h, another superlative is about to be created: the Hangzhou Bay Bridge, the world's longest sea-crossing structure connecting Shanghai in the North with Ningbo in the South.

The Hangzhou Bay Bridge will span 36 kilometres across the East China Sea. When it opens next year (2009), it will be the longest trans-oceanic bridge in the world, and seven times longer than the Oresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden, the pride of Europe. If it could be moved to the straits of Dover it would link England with France.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

World Shortest Couple

Short man with Short woman? Here is the live example -- Shortest Couple!

The world's shortest couple: Chen Guilan, the wife, is 0.7 m (2.3 ft) tall, while the husband, Li Tangyong, is 1.1 m (3.6 ft) tall.

The couple got married in Shunde, Guangdong Province (southeastern China) on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, during the National Day (1 October) holiday. Their dwarfism is congenital (hereditary) and their love story, started three years ago, was initially opposed by her parents, as specialists don’t recommend marriages in such case.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

World Shortest Man

The world's shortest living man is now officially recorded -- is a Chinese :
The 20-year-old He Pingping. The man is 73 cm (2.4 feet) tall and he is a native of Huade county, Wulanchabu city (in Inner Mongolia province). His father, He Yun, said that, at birth, he had been only the size of an adult's palm.

The parents of He are both of normal height. He Pingping suffers from a bone condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which impedes the normal growth of bone and bodily height.
"At birth, he was only the size of an adult's palm," said his father, He Yun.
The man had applied at the Guinness Book of Records in 2007. Guinness confirmed his world record after He's height was measured three times - morning, noon and night – at the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region Hospital. His record and picture will be in the 2009 edition.

* As you can see, I said Shortest Living Man. Actually I've found another shorter than this, but he has passed away due to heart failure. He is Nelson Aquino de la Rosa, The shortest man in the world, He is 54 centimeters tall (about 1 1/2 feet). And if that wasn't strange enough he has quite a good looking wife and a 2 year old son who is taller than he is. He died in October 22, 2006 at the age of 38.

Sunday, 13 April 2008

World Tallest Building

Ya, Today's special is Tallest, the tallest skyscraper in the world!

still KL petronas Twin Tower? nono, it had been taken over by Taipei 101 Tower upon announcement of its construction ends in 2004. And now Taipei 101 is the world tallest building but... soon after this year, it'll no more be the tallest, a much more huge giant taller skyscraper is gonna take over its place and declare itself as the tallest ever in the history of mankind!

Here is the comparison of the heights of world Top Tallest 3:

Petronas Tower, Kuala Lumpur - 452m

Taipei 101 Tower, Taipei - 509m

Burj Dubai, Dubai - 850m

View of its construction site!

Burj Dubai, the yet-to-be World Tallest Skyscraper upon its completion in this year, year 2008!