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Highest and Tallest

Way a hill or mountain is measured make it one of the two

Photo by howling red on Unsplash

Mount Everest is the highest with a height of 29031 feet, but the tallest is Mauna Kea in Hawaii. This is because ‘highest’ is defined as a measure of mean sea level to summit, while ‘tallest’ is a measurement from the bottom of the mountain to the top. From its base to its tip, Mauna Kea measures 33,465 feet.

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Diepak Paul

Diepak Paul

Life gave me much. I published first novel 2011. I am rewriting after my disability due to accident, and stroke. Starting to write here to heal, and be healed.