Dubai was pretty much built entirely on a desire to use superlatives. The tallest this, the biggest that. Now they’re selecting the best photo in the world, and launching the coolest delivery service in the world. Oh, and poop.
Whenever you hear about something going on in Dubai, it’s probably going to be something epic. The place pretty much is only described in superlatives and absolutes. Whether it’s most famous actor in the world Tom Cruise swinging on the world’s tallest skyscraper in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, the highest-grossing Mission: Impossible film, or the most audacious engineering projects ever, or merely the world’s largest shopping mall, or highest restaurant, Dubai has the most mostest of just about anything. Which is probably why, when the most powerful man in Dubai creates a photography contest offering the largest grand prize in the world, one of the first questions asked was Is This The Greatest Image On Earth? We don’t know the answer to that question, but it sure is the somethingest image on Earth, created from 48 panoramic images, each shot at a resolution of 80 megapixels. The screen grab above doesn’t do it justice at all; if you zoom around its 360 degrees, you will quickly discover a pretty exceptional level of detail like the image below. But don’t take our word for it, just go visit the interactive panorama .
Oh. We promised to get to the bottom of things in Dubai too. Amongst all the “ests” you can reference in Dubai, one of the amusingest delivery services is being launched there, the Durex emergency condom delivery service. Please note that that site also has the annoyingest bass audio ever used on a website. And going a little lower, Dubai probably also has the biggest collection of sewage trucks, which line up regularly (video also below) trying to figure out where to dump the byproducts of the world’s most concentratedest collection of toilets.
Here’s a zoomed in image from the panorama:
And here’s the longest line of sewage trucks you will see this week: