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The largest Catholic cathedral in the United States is St. Patrick's Cathedral.

The world's two largest dams are both in Russia. They are the Inguri (988 feet high) and the Nurek (984 feet high).

The Angel of the North, Gateshead, United Kingdom, with a wingspan of 177 feet (54 m), is the largest sculpture of an angel in the world.

The largest movie theater in the world, Radio City Music Hall in New York City, opened in December, 1932. It originally had 5,945 seats.

There are 1,792 steps leading to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

The Anne Frankhuis draws over half a million tourists each year. It's worth getting here early, as the queues can be exasperating. Visitors file through the achterhuis (annex) pilgrim-style. Here, the Jewish Frank family went into hiding to try to escape deportation during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The Franks and four others hid in the part of the house concealed behind a revolving bookcase from July 1942 to August 1944 when they were betrayed to the Gestapo. Teenage Anne's diary was later found among the litter in the annex and has since been translated into 55 languages.

The largest office complex in the world is the United States' Pentagon building in Washington, D.C.

There are 2,202 pipes in the organ at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace.

The average house is five times less likely to burn down than become infested with termites.

The largest prehistoric monument in England is not Stonehenge but the Avebury Circles nearby. Most of the village of Avebury lies within the circle of stones which dates back to 1800 BC.

There are 27,572 wires used in one main cable on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The Bridge has two main cables.

The Aztec Indians in Central America used animal blood mixed with cement as a mortar for their buildings, many of which still remain standing today.

The largest privately owned entertainment and business complex in the world is Rockefeller Center. It includes 19 buildings situated on 22 acres.

The basilica was Pompeii's largest building and was used for legal and commercial business. In the fourth century, this style of building was adopted by the newly legal Christian religion. It became the standard floor plan for the churches, or "basilicas," of medieval Europe.

The largest pyramid in the world is not in Egypt, but in Cholulu de Rivadahia, Mexico. It is 177 feet tall and covers 25 acres. It was built sometime between 6 and 12 A.D.

The Bata Shoe Museum, located in West Toronto, Canada, is the only shoe museum in North America. Sonja Bata, of the Bata shoemaking family, compiled the collection. The museum showcases shoes and shoe-related artifacts spanning 4,500 years.

It takes an average person 15 to 20 minutes to walk once around the Pentagon.

It took 20 years and 10 million carloads of soil and rock to create New York's 843-acre Central Park.

It took 214 crates to transport the Statue of Liberty from France to New York in 1885.

It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.

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