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Amazing factoid of the day [Jan. 18th, 2005|01:14 am]
Arvind Narayanan
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The tallest building in the world in 2570 B.C was taller than the tallest building in the world in 1875 A.D. The great pyramid of Giza was 147 meters tall when built, but eroded with time to 139 meters. No building taller than 147m was built until 1876 (it was a cathedral in France rising to 151m.) Curiously, the difference between the two dates is 4444 years (there was no year zero.)
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