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SecurityRisk January 30th, 2019 2:08am

True or False: Everest is the tallest mountain.

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MannIsMe Did You Assume My Party
01/30/19 11:35 am

Highest point above sea level, not the "tallest mountain."

DonWichita Kansas
01/30/19 4:46 am

The post stated "tallest" v.s. Highest.
(internet query)
Mauna Kea
Although Mount Everest, at 29,035 ft
(8,850m) tall, is often called the tallest mountain; Mauna Kea, an inactive volcano on the island of Hawaii, is actually taller. Only 13,796 feet of Mauna Kea stands above sea level, however, if you measure it from its base, which is below sea level, it is 33,465 feet tall.

John1 Florida
01/29/19 10:10 pm

On Earth, yes. In the solar system, no. Olympus Mons on Mars holds that title.

TheRightHook PureBluntForceTrauma
01/29/19 9:46 pm

Sea level to peak is Everest.
From base to peak is Mauna Kea
From center of earth to peak Chimbarazo.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
01/30/19 3:40 am

Now that's some specific specifications.

wmorriso Indiana, US ofA
01/29/19 8:49 pm

At least the tallest above see level.

01/29/19 8:28 pm

I put false because Earth wasn't specified.

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
01/29/19 8:39 pm

Yeah Mars has that one that puts anything here to shame

01/29/19 9:01 pm

True, and there is a 100% chance that there are even bigger one outside of our own solar system.

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
01/29/19 8:20 pm

It’s not the tallest if tall refers to the distance from the base to the summit (that goes to Mauna Kea I believe), but it does have the highest peak above sea level.

Wert A picture of my junk
01/29/19 7:59 pm

It depends. You didn’t specify Earth and there are many peaks taller than Everest in the solar system (and likely beyond). If you are restricting it to Earth, it also depends if you are measuring from mean sea level or the center of the Earth. Everest is the tallest above sea level. But Chimborazo is taller if measured from the center of the Earth.

UniversePlan Michigan
01/29/19 7:35 pm

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LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
01/29/19 8:22 pm

Yeah I just double checked, it’s Mauna Kea.

UniversePlan Michigan
01/29/19 8:25 pm

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