This is where the Botafumeiro enters the picture. This thurible is one of the largest in the world, standing 5.25 feet tall and weighing between 110 and 352 pounds. Since the 11th century, the cathedral has utilized a swinging censer. The clang of it's metal chain ringing against the inside of the dome can be heard for miles around.
During the procession out from the cathedral to the Plaza de Toros (Bullring) people chant "Botafumero, botafumero," which means "Thurible, thurible."
The term "botafumeiro" comes from the Portuguese word for incense, "botão." The huge bronze censer used by the cathedral guards to swing in front of the altar during mass was known as a botafumeiro until it was discovered that it was not smoke that went up from it but rather thick oil that burned with a bright blue flame.
The censer is now kept outside the cathedral door on Holy Thursday during the Paschal Vigil service.
It is brought into the cathedral at noon on Easter Sunday and carried back to its place outside the main entrance at nightfall. The entire ceremony takes about an hour.
The weight of the censer is such that two men are needed to carry it.
Paro, the tallest moai ever built, stands 10 meters (33 feet) tall and weighs 75 metric tons. Despite the fact that the huge sculptures have been the subject of several theories and stories, one gradually finds that there are few big mysteries surrounding them. It is known that Paro was carved from greenstone and has weathered over time into its current color. He was probably buried with his face toward Tahiti to protect him from evil.
You can see Paro's footprint here at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. It's about 1 meter (3 feet) wide and 4 meters (13 feet) long, as well as 2.5 meters (8 feet) high. The foot wears down over time due to erosion but it is still visible today.
The museum also has some information on Mo'aide i te Raroia, another famous moai that is on display in Auckland. It is estimated to be around 16 meters (53 feet) tall and weigh about 100 metric tons!
There are many more moais than these two up on display, just imagine how heavy they all must be together. No one knows for sure but scientists think that they might have been used in religious rituals on Maui when the islands were inhabited.
72 metres Due to its distinctive shape, it is referred to colloquially as "The Beehive". The building is ten stories and 72 metres (236 ft) high. The top floor is occupied by the cabinet room, with the Prime Minister's offices on the floor immediately below.
It was designed by New Zealand architect Sir Peter Buck, who also designed the United Nations Building in New York City. It was built by Symonds Construction at a cost of $40 million (£22.5 million). The foundation stone was laid on 16 March 1997 and it was opened by Queen Elizabeth II three years later on 11 February 2000.
The building is primarily constructed from glass and concrete, with some internal timber framing. Its appearance is illuminated at night when it becomes one of the most visible features on Auckland's skyline.
In January 2003, shortly after taking office, John Howard announced a government decision to move the National War Memorial out of Canberra and back into New Zealand: "This will ensure that the memorial is always close to the people who visit Parliament House." The announcement followed months of lobbying by groups including the New Zealand Legion and the Returned Services Association. The memorial is now located within walking distance of Parliament House.
27 feet 9 inches tall Sakakibara Kikai's MONONOFU (meaning "samurai warrior" in Japanese) is the world's biggest humanoid vehicle, at 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in) tall, 4.27 m (14 ft) long, and 4 m (13 ft 1 in) broad. It was built by Sakakibara Industries as a research platform for human-like robots.
The word "android" comes from the Greek ἀντίον (antion), meaning "opponent" or "rival", and κτήματα (ktēma), meaning "things held together with glue". The term was first used to describe a bronze statue brought back from Asia Minor (present-day Turkey) in 1771. Such statues were made of cast iron inside and out, but they used wood as a framework. The word "vril" also comes from the name of this material.
In film, an android is usually a machine that behaves like a human being. The term is often used in a derogatory sense, but it can be applied to many types of technology that mimic or replace aspects of human behavior. For example, an autonomous car is an android because it performs tasks under computer control with little need for a driver.
An AIBO is a robotic dog created by Sony.