yokohama marine tower, japan at a height of 348 ft, the Yokohama Marine Tower was, prior to its "temporary closure" the tallest lighthouse in the world and could be seen by ships 20 miles away. Built in 1858 as part of the 100th anniversary commemoration of the opening of the port of Yokohama, the lighthouse immediately became a landmark.
No. 41: Being tall - Stuff Dutch People Like-Dutch people are tall. Really tall. Freakishly tall. Tall enough to make even a “normally” tall person feel short. They are in fact, the tallest people in the world! Have you seen ‘em lately? Quite frankly, they are busting out of their red-panted-steams!
During World War II, before James Arness portrayed U.S. mar-shall Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke, he was the first American soldier to jump off his boat at the Anzio beachhead. He was ordered to do so by his commanding officer because, standing at 6’8", Arness was the tallest man in his company, and the water’s depth needed to be tested as a safety precaution.