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Nirmal Purja Summits All 14 Eight-Thousanders in Record 6 Months

In just 6 months and 6 days, Nirmal “Nims†Purja MBE has completed his challenge to summit Earth’s 14 tallest mountains, smashing the previous record of almost eight years and taking his place in mountaineering history. “I am overwhelmed and incredibly proud to have completed this final summit and achieved my goal of climbing the world’s 14 tallest mountains in record time. It has been a gruelling but humbling six months, and I hope to have proven that anything is possible with some determination, self-belief and positivity. I could not…

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In Memory of Zeus, the Tallest Dog Ever Measured by Guinness

Photograph via Guinness World Records According to a recent Facebook post by Guinness World Records, the tallest dog ever was ‘Zeus’ (USA) a Great Dane, who was officially measured on this day in 2011 and found to be a staggering 1.118 m (44 in) tall. Zeus was owned by Denise Doorlag and her family, of Otsego, Michigan, USA. Despite his height, Zeus had a very laid back personality, he got along well with any human or animal and was very gentle. He was a certified therapy dog that visited people…

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