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I Learned Something New Today [May. 30th, 2011|05:28 pm]
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Most people agree on Mount Everest holding this record but, really, an argument could be made for Mount Chimborazo. It all depends on how you define it.

Can you guess what I'm referring to about Chimborazo before clicking the wikipedia link? I'll give you a hint: Chimborazo is within one degree of the equator.

[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2011-05-31 12:45 am (UTC)
I know! Will yell the answer up the stairs so as not to spoil the fun. ;)
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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2011-05-31 12:50 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I know.
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[User Picture]From: spazfox
2011-05-31 12:51 am (UTC)
I prefer to go with tallest lump Mauna Kea. Sure, it's underwater, but it'd be more challenging to climb than than those other two.

Obtuse indeed.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2011-05-31 04:21 am (UTC)
Points for that one, too. As a single distinct "mountain", it is the biggest. Just happens that the bulk of it is underwater.
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[User Picture]From: harvardheinous
2011-05-31 01:02 am (UTC)
The hint gave it away.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2011-05-31 04:49 am (UTC)
I didn't want the possibilities to be too broad.
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[User Picture]From: harvardheinous
2011-05-31 05:57 am (UTC)
Amazing still, I had no idea the Earth's bulge made that much of a difference.
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[User Picture]From: thump
2011-05-31 07:50 pm (UTC)
This. Impressive!
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From: avon_deer
2011-05-31 06:56 am (UTC)
i'll always define it from sealevel to summit. Being on the equator carries a locational advantage. ;)
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[User Picture]From: furahi
2011-06-01 12:04 am (UTC)
Woo, I guessed it correctly before checking the wikilink!

[Current Mood|mischievousobtuse]

obtuse means fat? ;)
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