Wired has published a list of the most outrageous places on Earth. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a pretty good list.
Most Famed Library in the World
The Library of Alexandria is the most famous in the world. It was founded by Ptolemy I Soter, who became king of Egypt around 300 BCE and ruled until he died in 283 BCE.
The Library of Alexandria was said to be the greatest library on earth at its time—and for good reason! It housed thousands upon thousands of scrolls that had been collected over centuries from all over Greece and beyond; these were then translated into Greek by scholars like Eratosthenes (the man who calculated how far away Earth is from the Sun).
The Library of Alexandria burned down sometime between 48 BCE and 47 CE because Caesar burned down half of it while he was conquering Gaul (France), but this didn’t stop humanity from trying again later on!
Brightest Place on Earth
The sun is the brightest place on Earth. It’s 93 million miles away and has a temperature of 5800 degrees Fahrenheit, but it can still burn you if you get too close.
The moon is the second-brightest place on Earth, followed by Venus and Mercury.2
The sun is brighter than all three of these planets because it’s closer to us than they are.3. The nearest star system to us is Alpha Centauri at 4 light years away (about 4 trillion miles).
Tallest Building in the World
The Burj Khalifa, the most elevated construction in the world and the centerpiece of Dubai, is currently the third-tallest structure on Earth (behind Taipei 101 and Shanghai Tower). It’s also one of the most famous buildings in Dubai.
The Burj Al Arab is another popular attraction for visitors to Dubai. This luxury hotel has been called “the world’s most luxurious hotel” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine; it features not just restaurants with Michelin stars but also art exhibitions from Damien Hirst and Mark Rothko!
If you want something more traditional than these two mega-structures, check out Taipei 101 or Jin Mao Tower — both have been built with stainless steel frames so they can withstand earthquakes without collapsing under their weight!
Biggest Hotel in the World
The Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was completed in 2010 and has become the tallest building in the world since its completion.
The hotel has over 12,000 rooms and houses over 600 restaurants and shops. There are more than 1 million square feet of retail space available to guests at the Burj Khalifa Hotel!
The name of this hotel comes from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (1951-), ruler of Dubai; he also designed many other buildings such as souks or markets that still exist today throughout several parts of town including Old Town/New Town area (where there are many beautiful palaces).
Most Wired City in the Middle East
Dubai is a city that has been changing rapidly in recent years. It was once known as just another fishing village, but now it’s the most wired city in the Middle East. The city has the world’s most elevated construction, the world’s largest shopping mall, an indoor theme park, and an estimated population of 2.4 million people—but what makes Dubai so unique?
Dubai is known for its high-tech infrastructure; it offers free Wi-Fi across much of its urban area, which makes it easier to connect with friends or family when traveling outside town. You can also use your laptop at many hotels or tourist attractions around town if you’re staying there overnight while visiting Dubai (and they even have free internet).
Wired’s guide to outrageous places you might want to visit.
Cappadocia, Turkey: The world’s largest underground city.
Giza Pyramid Complex, Egypt: An archaeological wonder built around Pharaoh Khufu’s tomb.
Machu Picchu, Peru: One of the most famous Incan sites in South America.
Easter Island Statues and Moai Heads (or “Moai”), Polynesia: These enormous statues stand up to 10 stories tall and are carved out of the volcanic rock by the Rapa Nui people who inhabited this remote island off Chile’s coast until they disappeared around 1500 A.D., leaving only these massive stone heads behind as their legacy!
These are just some of the most outrageous places you’ll want to visit. The list is by no means exhaustive, but we hope it’s given you a good idea of where your next vacation might take place. If nothing else, remember that it’s always good to have a sense of humor when traveling!