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5 Largest Helicopters

Author: LaV | 3-09-2011, 04:06
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5 Largest Helicopters

It was 1860 when first time the word helicopter was used by a French inventor, who came up with a small, steamed powered model. After 17 years, in 1877, first unmanned helicopter rose to the height of 43 feet triggering the start of an amazing journey of helicopter development.

Here is the list of world’s largest helicopters

Mil V-12

V12

Mil V-12 was the largest helicopter the world has ever seen. Soviet Union developed this giant machine in 1960s and only two prototypes were produced before the project was trashed for being too big to be used in practical situation.

Seven of the Biggest Beasts of All Time

Author: LaV | 31-08-2011, 05:59
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Seven of the Biggest Beasts of All Time

We all know about the size of dinosaurs, of course, but how about a rodent the size of a bull, a sea scorpion bigger than a man, a frog as large as a beach ball, a penguin the size of a small adult human, a 1,000-pound ground-sloth-like marsupial, and a shark that may have grown longer than 50 feet and weighed up to 30 times more than the largest modern great white?

All these titans existed, although not in the same place or period.

 

1. Biggest Snake Fossil Found in Colombia Coal Mine

world's-biggest-snake Illustration of Titanoboa cerrejonensis by Jason Bourque/ Released by Nature 

The biggest snake that ever lived (that we know about) was a massive anaconda-like beast that slithered through steamy tropical rainforests about 60 million years ago feasting on primitive crocodiles, National Geographic News reported today.

"Fossils discovered in northeastern Colombia's Cerrejon coal mine indicate the reptile was at least 42 feet (13 meters) long and weighed 2,500 pounds (1,135 kilograms)," contributor John Roach reported.

The snake would have kil*ed its prey by slow suffocation -- wrapping around it and squeezing, just like a modern python or boa. Only this snake was twice the size of today's largest constrictors.

Humans would stand no chance against one of these giant snakes, said Hans-Dieter Sues, paleontologist and associate director for research and collections at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. "Given the sheer size, the sheer cross section of that snake, it would be probably like one of those devices they use to crush old cars in a junkyard."