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- World’s Biggest City: Tokyo
- World’s Biggest Empire: Achaemenid Empire (Persian Empire)
- World’s Biggest Food: Various
- World’s Biggest Library Book Fine: $345.14
- World’s Biggest Hotel: First World Hotel
- World’s Biggest: Arcade Machine
- World’s Biggest LCD Television Screen: Sharp LB-1085
- World’s Biggest Spiderweb: Darwin’s bark spider
- World’s Biggest Known Animal: Blue Whale
- World’s Biggest: Goldfish
The largest conurbation in Asia, and the most populous urban agglomeration in the world, is Tokyo, Japan, with an estimated 36 million people living in the Greater Tokyo area. By 1 October 2009, there were 12,989,000 people living in the prefecture of Tokyo and 8,802,000 in the city’s 23 wards.
By share of population, the largest empire was the Achaemenid Empire, better known as the Persian Empire, which accounted for approximately 49.4 million of the world’s 112.4 million people in around 480 BC – an astonishing 44%. Originating in modern-day Iran, the empire was first established by Cyrus the Great and included parts of Central Asia, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and even European territories such as ancient Thrace and Macedonia.
“The world´s largest fine for an overdue library book is $345.14 (£203.29), the amount owed at two cents a day for the poetry book Days and Deeds checked out of Kewanee Public Library, Illinois, USA in April 1955 by Emily Canellos-Simms. Although the book was due back 19 April 1955, Emily found it in her mother´s house 47 years later and presented the library with a check for overdue fines.”
The largest hotel is the First World Hotel which has 6,118 rooms. The hotel which is part of the Genting Highlands Resort in Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia, was completed during 2005.
The world’s largest arcade machine, created by G4′s ‘Attack of the Show!’ TV series and Cinnabar, measures 4.14 m (13 ft 6 in) tall, 2.84 m (9 ft 4 in) deep, 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) wide and was unveiled in Los Angeles, California, USA on 9 November 2007.
Sharp’s (Japan) LB-1085 is the world’s largest LCD HDTV, measuring 108 in (274 cm) diagonally. Introduced at CES 2007, the HDTV without the stand measures 101.26 x 62.64 x 8.03 in (257.2 x 159.1 x 20.4 cm).
The world’s largest cobwebs, measuring up to 2.8 square metres (30 ft² 20 in²), are woven by a newly-discovered species of Madagascan spider known as Darwin’s bark spider (Caerostris darwini). It weaves them over flowing rivers by a mechanism as yet undocumented, so that they stretch from one bank to the opposite bank, and some of these are also the world’s longest known cobwebs, spanning 25 m (82 ft 0.25 in).
At 30 metres (98 ft) in length and 180 metric tons (200 short tons) or more in weight, it is the largest known animal to have ever existed.
This orange koi carp weighs 30lb.
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