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1. Paul Krugman on Puerto Rico. 2. Dan Klein reviews Arthur Melzer on esoteric writing. 3. Lyft vs. Uber. 4. Trade between guards and prisoners. 5. The world’s tallest cow dies after a lifetime of Photoshop accusations (recommended). 6. Economic growth in ancient Greece.  The truth about modern Greece.  And here is the truth about […]

Paris Is Building Its Tallest Skyscraper in 40 Years

1 hour agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The project to build Paris’ first 21 st -century skyscraper and the tallest building to be erected in the city in 40 years hit a major roadblock when the Paris City Council voted it down last November. But this week, the council voted...Show More Summary

Blosom, the World's Tallest Cow, RIP

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Blosom, the world's tallest cow at 6'2" from hoof to withers, died in May at 13-years-old, according to Guinness World Records. Watch a touching tribute video below. Read the rest

Curbed NY: Check Out the First Completed Apartment in NYC's Tallest Residential Tower

Photo by Scott Frances for CIM Group & Macklowe Properties Up until this point, views inside of the skyline-domineering 432 Park Avenue have been limited to renderings. But behold: ahead of the tower's fall move-ins, a few photographs of its...

NBA Great Bill Walton Standing Tall for Solar

The world's tallest Deadhead is now a big advocate for solar energy. Bill Walton - NCAA/NBA basketball champion and Hall-of-Famer, iconoclastic broadcaster, Grateful Dead friend and follower, literally larger-than-life personality - now devotes much of his life to spreading the gospel of solar power. Show More Summary

Shanghai: The Second Tallest Building in the World Will Have a Hotel

If, like us, you?re a sucker for tall buildings, you?ll be all excited about the opening of the Shanghai Tower, which will top out at 2073 feet ? the second tallest structure in the world ? when it opens in a few months in Pudong with 121 floors. Show More Summary

World's first 3D-printed office building to go up layer by layer in Dubai

Already home to numerous architectural wonders, including the world's tallest building, Dubai is set to add the world's first 3D-printed office building to its streets. It will be printed layer by layer by a 3D printer standing 20 ft...Show More Summary

Guinness World Records Says Goodbye to the Tallest Cow Ever

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

On June 25, Guinness World Records said a formal farewell to Blosom, the tallest cow ever. Blosom stood at 190 centimeters, or just a little over 6.2 feet,  beating the original title holder by just 2 centimeters Blosom had been with...Show More Summary

Blosom, The World's Tallest Cow Stands Over Six Feet Tall

2 days agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is Blosom, the world's tallest cow. Blosom stands 190-centemeters (a little over 6-feet two inches) from hoof to withers (the tallest part of the back, between the front shoulder blades). Blosom's caretaker Patty Meads-Hanson has had Blosom since the cow was 8-weeks old and said she was even taller and more massive when she was 8-years old. Show More Summary

The Tallest Cow Ever

A female Holstein named Blosom holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s tallest cow at 6’2?. Her owner Patty Meads-Hanson claims Blosom was even taller when she was younger. Sadly the cow passed away recently.

Behold the bovine awesomeness that is Blosom, the World’s...

Behold the bovine awesomeness that is Blosom, the World’s Tallest Cow. Standing 190 cm (6 ft, 4 in) tall, the towering female Holstein received her title earlier this year from Guinness World Records at her home in Orangeville, IL alongside her owner Patty Meads-Hanson. Show More Summary

The world's tallest cow is so comically ginormous that it's hilarious

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When you first see Blosom, a cow that measures in at 6 feet 2 inches from the hoof to the withers and is the Guinness World Record’s tallest cow ever, you can’t help but laugh. You don’t scream fake (that’s the second thing you do) or analyze the photo’s misleading angles meant to exaggerate the cow’s size (that’s the 3rd thing), you just laugh. Read more...

Illinois Cow Is Posthumously Awarded the Guinness World Record for ‘Tallest Cow’

5 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

An Orangeville, Illinois-based cow named Blosom has been posthumously awarded the Guinness World Record for “Tallest Cow”. The designation had been made earlier this year, months before the towering bovine sadly succumbed to a devastating leg injury on June 25th. Guinness World Records today pays an emotional farewell and tribute to the adorable Blosom, who […]

This 26-Story High-Rise Will Be The Biggest Passive Building In The World

A lot of building, a tiny bit of energy. Most buildings that meet the rigorous passive house standards are single-family homes. But a new passive house apartment building in New York City will be 26 stories high—the tallest and largest in the world. Read Full Story

Here's Blosom, The Tallest Cow To Ever Live

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Talk about a moo-ving tribute. Blosom -- one "s" -- is recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest cow to have ever lived. Sadly, the giant Holstein, who stood just over 6 feet, 2 inches tall, died May 26 at the age of 13 after...Show More Summary

Belfast: Belfast's Tallest Office Block Will Become a Hotel

On a visit to Dublin a few months ago, we were struck by how the traditionally stale hotel scene was getting a much needed injection with openings like The Dean. Now it looks like the same thing may be happening north of the border, with Northern Irish chain Hastings Hotels announcing a new property in Belfast. Show More Summary

Andy Murray shows off new Wimbledon 2015 Under Armour kit

Andy Murray is eyeing a second Wimbledon crown as he was flown by helicopter for an exclusive photoshoot on one of London's tallest buildings, One Canada Square at Canary Wharf.

The Tallest Man on Earth announces US tour dates

Sweden's Kristian Matsson extends his already massive summer jaunt.

Chivas Regal's The Icon Introduced as ?The Pinnacle of Luxury? at the World?s Tallest Tower in Dubai

Representing the height of luxury and the most elevated release in Chivas Regal’s history, this month the spirits brand unveiled The Icon at the top of the famed Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ultra-prestige Scot... via

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