10 Most Extreme Places on Planet Earth

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2. Highest Elevation Above Earth’s Core

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Though you may be expecting this to be Mount Everest, it actually isn’t. It’s mount Chimborazo, which is 20,703 feet above sea level. The reason Everest didn’t make the cut? The earth isn’t a perfect sphere, but is actually wider at the equator than at all other points. Though Ecuadorians take pride in their mountain, it is not nearly as hard to climb as Everest, which is almost 10,000 feet higher.

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