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Old 11-07-2007, 06:40 PM
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Leaning tower of Pisa loses its status as world's most tilted

The Guinness Book of Records now considers that the honour belongs to a 15th century church tower in Germany.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:44 PM
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Yes but.... Before they started to fix the tilt, the Leaning Tower of Pisa was tilted past where all similar towers had collapsed. That's gotta be worth *something*.
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:29 PM
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Not to mention the tower's immortal place in art and music:

"And lovely Lisa! Where are you, Lisa?
You gave a new meaning to the Leaning Tower of Pisa!"

There's not much you can do with "German church tower," now, is there?
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:20 AM
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Da steht ein' Uhrturm,
Es lehnt mehr Tag nach Tag...


No, the lyrics just aren't coming together (and probably ungrammatical, at that).

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Old 11-08-2007, 01:26 AM
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Although its tilt angle is greater than Pisa's tower, it has less than half the Italian tower's height and none of its ornate beauty.
Understatement of the week.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:33 AM
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The Leaning Tower of Suurhusen? Like that's ever going to catch on.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:32 PM
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I don't know, the Leaning Tower of Pisa still looks more tilty to me. Sure, you can measure the angle of tilt, but that doesn't catch all of it. Another good way to look at it might be the number of feet the topmost part is off the vertical. I feel sure the Leaning Tower of Pisa would win there, on account of being taller.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:04 PM
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I don't know, the Leaning Tower of Pisa still looks more tilty to me.
Look at the ground in that photo. Despite quoting "When you lay photos of the two next to each other you can see it relatively clearly", they've gone and twisted one of them
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:06 PM
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I don't know, the Leaning Tower of Pisa still looks more tilty to me. Sure, you can measure the angle of tilt, but that doesn't catch all of it. Another good way to look at it might be the number of feet the topmost part is off the vertical. I feel sure the Leaning Tower of Pisa would win there, on account of being taller.
But there it would lose to the tower of Montreal's Olympic Stadium, the world's tallest inclined tower.
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