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The Man who invented Basketball

James Naismith a Canadian-American sports coach was the inventor of Basketball. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891. He was the one who wrote the original basketball rule book. At Springfield YMCA Naismith was asked to create a new indoor game within 14 days.

The first game of basketball was played in December 1891. And, in the year 1936, Basketball was introduced in the official Olympic sports program when Naismith was 75. He witnessed his creation to be the part of most precious Olympic Games. Naismith was also a National Guard chaplain with the First Kansas Infantry Regiment. He taught his soldiers basketball to control their excess energy.

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Golden Rock, Burma

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda also known as Golden Rock, sits on top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by devotees. The magnificent Golden Rock balances on the edge of a cliff at the top of Kyaikto Mountain. Believers claim that it was placed at the cliff's edge by two nats (Burmese guardian spirits) 2500 years ago on top of a hair of Buddha. The nats used a boat to search for the best location on which to keep this sacred hair. Having found a location on top of the tallest mountain around, the Nats placed a large boulder on top of the hair to keep it safe. It is this hair of Buddha what maintains the boulder balanced and prevents it from falling. The golden pagoda is 5.5m (18ft) tall sits on top of the rock. Kyaiktiyo has become a popular tourist attraction place of Pagodas in Burma.

Bailong Elevator - World’s tallest outdoor elevator

Bailong Elevator is claimed to be the world's tallest glass elevator, is built onto the side of a huge cliff in Zhangjiajie China and takes you a whopping 1,070 feet high. Bailong Elevator has set three Guinness world Records i.e. World’s tallest full-exposure outdoor elevator, world’s tallest double-deck sightseeing elevator and world’s fastest passenger traffic elevator with biggest carrying capacity but due to the potential harm caused to the surrounding landscape, its future remains uncertain.

Zeus - Guiness World Record for Tallest Dog

Zeus from Michigan in the United States has entered into the Guinness World Records 2013 Book for World's Tallest Dog. The 3-year-old dog measures 44 inches from foot to shoulder. Standing on his hind legs, Zeus stretches to 7-foot-4 and towers over his owner, Denise Doorlag. Zeus is so tall, in fact, that he can drink water from the kitchen faucet without even standing on his hind legs. Zeus breaks the record of previous record-breaking Giant George, who is 1-inch shorter. Zeus eats an entire 14-kilogram bag of food every day and weighs in at 70.3 kilograms.


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