Everybody knows that the blue whale is the largest living creature on Earth. But is it the largest to have ever inhabited this planet? Actually, there were times when creatures bigger than the blue whale lived on Earth — they were real prehistoric giants. However, even today nature can surprise us with its huge creations.
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A scale diagram showing the giant titanosaur Patagotitan mayorum, compared to some humans: By Steveoc 86 and Henrique Paes, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Patagotitan-Scale-Diagram-Steveoc86.svg#/media/File:Patagotitan-Scale-Diagram-Steveoc86.svg
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– When a baby blue is born, it’s already bigger than a hippo! At 25 feet long, their 3-ton young can even weigh more than an elephant.
– The length of the Argentinosaurus could reach 115 feet, and according to different estimates, its weight was from 73-85 tons. These dinosaurs were pretty slow, only reaching a top speed of about 5 mph.
– The average length of Patagotitan mayorum was a whopping 122 feet. That’s as long as a Boeing 717 commercial jet!
– Hyperion is a coast redwood, also known as Sequoia sempervirens. This California native was found in 2006, and it’s a staggering 379.65 feet tall!
– The General Sherman Tree is about 2,000 years old. Its height is just 274.9 feet.
– Imagine 1,700 football fields spread over an area of 3.4 square miles. That’s how big the honey fungus is! It grows in the Blue Mountains in Oregon.
– The Pando quaking aspen colony, a.k.a. “The Trembling Giant,” consists of 47,000 genetically identical clones. They grow from a single underground parent clone and behave as one organism.
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