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7 Weird and Heaviest things in the world

Humans have always been fascinated with gigantic things. Size is often related to strength and strength has always attracted humankind. Among many of the heavy things some of the weirdest things are:

The Heaviest insect

Insects are tiny creatures they are often regarded as the lightest living being but not every insect is the same. The rhinoceros beetle is the heaviest insect in the world. The adult rhinoceros beetles weigh around 3.5 ounces (100 grams).

The Heaviest Diamond

The “Cullinan” holds the title of the world’s largest diamond. The rough diamond weighs around 3,106.75ct and has worth $2 billion. The rough Cullinan diamond was later cut into nine large stones and several smaller ones and was valued for millions.

The Heaviest ring

Najmat Taiba means Star of Taiba is the heaviest ring and weighs 64 kilograms. It is studded with 5kg of diamonds, 615 Swarovski crystals, and other precious stones and values around US$3 million (Dh11m).

The piece is owned by Dubai-based Taiba and cost $547,000 in 2000. 

The Heaviest person

Jon Brower Minnoch was the heaviest person recorded ever. He was 1,400 lb (635 kilograms) at his peak weight, which is almost equal to 100 stone. 

Minnoch’s weight continued to increase until he got a cardiac arrest and respiratory failure and got hospitalized. He also holds the record for the greatest weight difference between a married couple. He married Jeannette who weighs around 50 kg. 

The Heaviest fruit

The current holder of the heaviest fruit title is a pumpkin. The heaviest pumpkin is 2,624.6 lb (1,190.5 kg). It was grown by a Belgian man Mathias Willemijns, and it broke the record of previous titleholder pumpkin which weighs around 2,323.7 lb (1,054.0 kg) in 2016.

The Heaviest coin

The record holder for the heavies coin is ‘The Perth mint’. The coin was produced in 2011 by the mint, and it weighs 1,012 kilograms (2,231 pounds), 9999 gold with a diameter of 80 cm.

The gold used n the coin was extracted from the Australian mines. The coin is exhibited at the Perth mint, and it attracts visitors from across the globe.

The Heaviest Book

“Buddha and his Dhamma” which weighs 2,000 kg is the heaviest book. The book was inaugurated in Agra, India. The book is originally written by Dr. B R Ambedkar on Buddha’s life and was later etched on a stainless steel tome which weighs around 2000 kg.