From the dark depths of the ocean to some of the highest peaks on Earth these are the 25 biggest, tallest, deepest, and smallest places in the world!
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Deepest Lake - Lake Baikal
This Siberian rift lake is not only the deepest lake on Earth but it also has the largest volume containing roughly 20% of the Earth’s surface fresh water.
Highest Mountain - Mount Everest
As you may have suspected Mount Everest is the officially recognized tallest mountain in the world. But that’s only if we’re starting our measurement at sea level…
Highest mountain from base to peak - Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea, the volcano on Hawaii’s big island is over twice as tall as Mount Everest if measured from its base on the sea floor to its peak.
Point farthest from the center of the Earth - Mount Chimborazo
Due to the bulge of the Earth at the equator, the peak of Mount Everest is also not the farthest point from the center of the Earth. That honor belongs to the summit of Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador.
Lowest point on Earth - Challenger Deep
At nearly 11 km below the surface of the ocean, this recess is the deepest point of the already deep Mariana Trench. In fact, Mount Everest would fit comfortably below the surface here.