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Superlatives
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Managed By: Icon Here Extremists
Description:
Discover items, places, people, events, etc. that represent the extremes of their class, identified by any superlative (with a few exceptions).
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We always seem to be fascinated by extremes, the superlatives of the world. In English these are usually described by adjectives with the suffix "est." Examples are highest, largest, smallest, longest, shortest, oldest, coldest, rarest, etc. In English, the words most or least may also indicate superlatives, such as the "most expensive." We will also accept "only" as a superlative. Regardless of the actual description, the waymark must be of something superlative. Additionally, the waymark must be of something that actually exists -- NOT just a plaque or marker indicating a past event, building, or person!

Also excluded are superlative claims of a purely COMMERCIAL nature, such as, "Finest Pizza in the world," or "Fastest service in town." If there is an OBJECTIVE measurement or authentication of a superlative status related to a business, it may be considered, such as: "World's largest hamburger," as long as there is outside verification, not just the SUBJECTIVE claim of the business. Other promotional slogans such as, "Friendliest town in the world," also fall outside of the scope of this category. This is to be a fun category, but there have to be some limits. We are after ACTUAL, REAL superlatives!

DUPLICATES: Each site or object may have only ONE waymark in this category, even though it may qualify as more than one superlative. You my use multiple superlatives in the waymark title, such as OLDEST & LARGEST: . . . ." or you may choose ONE superlative for the waymark name and then document the additional superlatives in the description. But, in no case will more than one waymark be accepted for exactly the same site/object.

PLEASE NOTE: You must indicate sufficient documentation that the waymark is truly a superlative, NOT just a subjective evaluation (such as "most beautiful"). Sometimes this may be by a plaque, monument or other sign. Web sites, reference works, personal verification that is reliable, are all acceptable documentation. The burden of proof is with the one submitting the waymark, but will be subject to the judgement of the officers for the category. We are NOT concerned, however, with PROOF of superlative status, only that the claim is made. For instance, there are competing claims for the shortest river in the world. Each claimed river could be waymarked as long as it is documented. We are not Guinness.

PLEASE NOTE: As indicated above, the waymark must be of something that actually exists -- NOT just a plaque or marker indicating a past event, building, or person! The waymark may be of something natural or man-made.

PLEASE NOTE: Waymarks that qualify for inclusion in the "FIRST of Its Kind" category will NOT be accepted here. There may be some waymarks that would otherwise qualify for that category except for lack of a identifying plaque, and those may be submitted here as long as there is other recognized documentation.
Instructions for Posting a Superlatives Waymark:


NAME: The waymark name must begin with a superlative word in UPPERCASE followed by a hyphen, the subject of the waymark, and the scope of the superlative (e.g. world, state, country, etc.)

EXAMPLES:

LARGEST -- Indoor Ice Skating Rink in the world
HIGHEST -- Suspension Bridge in South Dakota
OLDEST -- Restaurant in Lisbon


1. Coordinates obtained from your personal GPS readings.

2. At least one photograph showing the object or site must be submitted to the category's gallery. If there are plaques, monuments, or other identifying lettering, close-up photos of these are strongly encouraged.

3. Narrative description -- Include as much information about your superlative and indicate your supporting documentation. Enter this in the variable for "Type of documentaion." This could be a web site, brochure, sign or anything else that makes the claim.

SPECIAL NOTE: While the details outlined in our category description, and the requirements listed in the posting instructions, cover the MINIMUM elements and standards for all waymarks in this category, each waymark will also be evaluated by a volunteer reviewer for overall quality and appropriateness. If a reviewer deems that there are deficiencies in some aspect of the waymark, the waymark may be either declined or accepted with request for changes and/or additions in either content or format.

Each waymark will be evaluated on its own merits. We will endeavor to be reasonable and flexible while maintaining the quality standards for the category. If there is a disagreement, try to work it out with the evaluating officer, or appeal to the group leader, but we reserve the right to accept or decline a waymark based on our best judgement.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. Because of our international scope, we also acknowledge ENGLISH as our lingua franca. English will create the highest level of accessibility globally. All waymarks must have at least a short description in ENGLISH. We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks, but one of the languages must be English. We have volunteer translators to help.

Relying on software or internet based translators, such as Babylon and Google Translate, may NOT yield accurate translations that are intelligible. Use these only when there is no alternative. Although we do not expect grammatical perfection, a waymark may be declined if there the English language is not understandable.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:


Post one photo of the waymark that is a different view from the one on the page and describe your visit, including the date. Other information that you may regarding the waymark is encouraged. Neither you nor your GPSr need to appear in any photos!
Category Settings:
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Variables:
  • Type of documentation of superlative status
  • Location of coordinates
  • Web Site
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Image for HIGHEST – Individual English Test Match Cricket Score – Fulneck, UKview gallery

EE6.6 km

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SuperlativesHIGHEST – Individual English Test Match Cricket Score – Fulneck, UK

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Sir Leonard Hutton was born in this small terraced house in the small village of Fulneck. The blue plaque commemorates his greatest cricketing achievement.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/9/2011

last visited: never

Image for STEEPEST –- Canal Lock Staircase in Britain – Bingley, UKview gallery

NWNW8.5 km

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SuperlativesSTEEPEST –- Canal Lock Staircase in Britain – Bingley, UK

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This staircase lock is on The Leeds Liverpool Canal which connects the inland City of Leeds with the port City of Liverpool.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/15/2013

last visited: never

Image for HIGHEST, LONGEST, DEEPEST and FASTEST -- Canal Tunnel in Britain, Marsden, UKview gallery

SWSW24.5 km

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SuperlativesHIGHEST, LONGEST, DEEPEST and FASTEST -- Canal Tunnel in Britain, Marsden, UK

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Standedge tunnel is the summit tunnel of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/6/2012

last visited: 1/5/2013

Image for HIGHEST – Broad Canal In England – Warland, UKview gallery

SWSW25.1 km

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SuperlativesHIGHEST – Broad Canal In England – Warland, UK

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This lock on the Rochdale Canal marks the eastern end of the summit pound, at 600 feet, the highest point on the highest broad canal in England.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/10/2012

last visited: 7/1/2013

Image for The longest pub name in the world - The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn.view gallery

SWSW40.4 km

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SuperlativesThe longest pub name in the world - The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn.

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Locally known as 'The Rifleman'. I'm just going down to 'The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn', would be something of a mouthful!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/28/2011

last visited: never

Image for SHORTEST - Street in York - Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate, York, UKview gallery

EE48.1 km

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SuperlativesSHORTEST - Street in York - Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate, York, UK

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Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate is the name of the shortest street in the city of York. It is also the longest street name in York!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/10/2014

last visited: never

Image for SMALLEST -- Freestanding Pub in Britain, Lakeside Inn, Southport, Merseyside UKview gallery

WW83.4 km

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SuperlativesSMALLEST -- Freestanding Pub in Britain, Lakeside Inn, Southport, Merseyside UK

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Certified by "The Guinness Book Of Records" as the "smallest pub in Britain" (22ft x 16ft).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AngelPick

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/29/2012

last visited: never

Image for HIGHEST - Point in Fleetwood - Fleetwod, UKview gallery

WW83.7 km

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SuperlativesHIGHEST - Point in Fleetwood - Fleetwod, UK

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The Mount has been the center of Fleetwood since its initial design, occupying 11 acres on the highest point. The Pavilion is its crowning point, but there are gardens, a playground and open space that has been a recreation point for generations.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/30/2013

last visited: never

Image for LAST - Manned Lightship - Liverpoolview gallery

SWSW92.4 km

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SuperlativesLAST - Manned Lightship - Liverpool

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Former Mersey Bar Lightship PLANET and Channel Light Vessel 23

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 11/6/2008

last visited: 1/10/2009

Image for LARGEST - Working Transporter Bridge in the World - Middlesbrough, UKview gallery

NN94.3 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Working Transporter Bridge in the World - Middlesbrough, UK

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A transporter bridge across the River Tees for cars and foot passengers. The foundation stone was laid in August 1910 and the bridge opened in October 1911. It is the largest working transporter bridge in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: North East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/3/2015

last visited: never

Image for LARGEST - Roman Amphitheater in the UKview gallery

SWSW100.6 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Roman Amphitheater in the UK

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The preserved remains of a Roman Amphitheater in Chester, A roman walled city. It is the largest ever uncovered in the UK.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Ddraig Ddu

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/9/2011

last visited: 10/20/2010

Image for LAST - Roman Shine in Western Europeview gallery

SWSW101.1 km

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SuperlativesLAST - Roman Shine in Western Europe

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On the sandstone outcrop towards the centre of the park is the last Roman shrine to the goddess Minerva.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Ddraig Ddu

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/9/2011

last visited: never

Image for TALLEST - Stack of used horseshoes in the worldview gallery

SESE108.1 km

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SuperlativesTALLEST - Stack of used horseshoes in the world

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Scarrington, Nottinghamshire UK. A pile of horseshoes 17 feet high and 19 feet 6 inches in circumference at the base.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ProvTwo2-4

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/5/2014

last visited: never

Image for FASTEST - World water speed record, Ullswater, Cumbriaview gallery

NWNW113.5 km

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SuperlativesFASTEST - World water speed record, Ullswater, Cumbria

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Donald Campbell CBE broke the current World Water Speed record on Ullswater in 1955. This was his first campaign. He later used Coniston Water.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/29/2010

last visited: 7/9/2014

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