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SuperlativesLONGEST - Surviving Sporting Challenge, Fulham, London, UK

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This mosaic, dedicated to the annual boat race between Oxford and Cambridge universities, is at Riverside Walk on the north side of the River Thames at Fulham. It tells us that the boat race is "The World's Longest Surviving Sporting Challenge".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/13/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesThe most lopsided hotel in the world - Ulm/ Bayern/ Deutschland

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The most lopsided Hotel of the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bianka11

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 4/13/2014

last visited: 4/14/2014

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Freestanding Welcome Arch in the U.S. - Lodi Mission Arch - Lodi, CA

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The City of Lodi makes claim to hosting the oldest freestanding welcome arch in the U.S. on the city's website.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 4/5/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesLargest - Wooden Structure in the World - Seville, Spain

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Located at Plaza de la Encarnacion, Metropol Parasol, the stunning sequence of undulating parasols comprises the world's largest wooden structure.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Andalucía, Spain

date approved: 4/2/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOldest House in Carmi, IL

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The history of Carmi states it was built in 1814. Plaque on the wall says 1819, and Illinois State Historical Society marker says before 1817. Seems to be a question as to actually when.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/1/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOldest Mining Town - Granby, MO

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When you think "Mining" you think, California, New Mexico, Arizona; not usually Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/27/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Building in Chewelah, WA

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As old as 145 years, this small log cabin is easily the oldest building in the Chewelah area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 3/27/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOldest College Building - Jacksonville, IL

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Lots of history and famous people attached to the buildings history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/27/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOldest & Smallest Roanoke - Roanoke, MO

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Supposed to be named for Roanoke, VA, but was founded 48 years before Roanoke, VA was.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/23/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Cemetery in Bibb County, AL - West Blocton, AL

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Mount Carmel Cemetery contains the graves of Civil War veterans and veterans of all American wars since.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Alabama

date approved: 3/23/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Bridge In West Virginia - Wheeling, West Virginia

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Elm Grove Stone Arch Bridge on the National Road (U.S. Hwy40) in Wheeling, West Virginia is the oldest extant bridge in West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 3/22/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesEarliest Maritime Signal Station - Portland, ME

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An observatory, signal tower, and historic and engineering landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Maine

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: 3/19/2014

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SuperlativesLARGEST: Art Museum in the USA - NYC, NY

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is the largest in the USA and averages over 5 Million visitors per year.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 3/12/2014

last visited: 7/24/2013

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SuperlativesTallest -- Structure in Austria - Vienna, Austria

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At 252 meters (827 ft), the Danube Tower is the tallest structure in Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 3/7/2014

last visited: 9/9/2013

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SuperlativesSMALLEST -- County in the State of Texas

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A Texas Historical Marker in front of the old Rockwall County Courthouse, Rockwall, TX, indicates that Rockwall County is the smallest county (in terms of size) in the State of Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/7/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesSMALLEST -- Bank in Australia, Shackleton , Western Australia

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The smallest bank in Australia and maybe the world

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 3/5/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesMOST -- Expensive Disneyland Resort Attraction - Anaheim, CA

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With a cost of $200 million, the Radiator Springs Racers is one of the most expensive theme park rides in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/5/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesONLY - Completely Designed and Built Theme Park by Walt Disney - Anaheim, CA

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Disneyland was the only theme park to be completely designed and built by Walt Disney himself. Although he came up with the idea of Walt Disney World, but died before it opened.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/5/2014

last visited: 4/3/2014

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SuperlativesBUSIEST -- Origin and Destination Airport - Los Angeles, CA

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By busiest origin and destination airport, I mean it has most non connecting flight.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/4/2014

last visited: 4/4/2014

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SuperlativesMost - Visited Museum in the Netherlands - Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The Van Gogh Museum is the most visited museum in the Netherlands.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 2/28/2014

last visited: 10/8/2011

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Bookstore in activity in the World, Lisboa, Portugal

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"Established in 1732, Bertrand bookshop, located in Lisbon, Portugal, is the oldest operating bookshop." N 38° 42.645 W 009° 08.468

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte

location: Portugal

date approved: 2/28/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesFIRST - Iron Furnace West of the Allegheny Mountains - Weirton, West Virginia

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Historic former iron furnace near Weirton, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesBUSIEST -- Container Port in the U.S. - San Pedro, CA

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The Port of Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Harbor, was used during the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games for the sailing competition. Now it is the busiest container port in the country.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 2/17/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesLONGEST -- Bridge Span in the Americas - New York, NY

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he Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, at the time of it's completion in 1964, was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Now it is the 11th, but it is the longest in North and South America.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 2/10/2014

last visited: never

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SuperlativesFirst - Olympic Mascot - Grenoble, France

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Schuss, the first Olympic mascot, was created in 1968 for the Grenoble Winter Olympic Games.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 2/5/2014

last visited: never

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