What’s the tallest mountain on Earth?
If you answered Mt. Everest, you’re 1/3 right. The truest answer would be to list all three mountains given the tallest status by the various interpretations of measurement.
- Tallest from sea level: Mt. Everest in the Himalayas at 29,035 feet
- Tallest from the base: Mauna Kea in Hawaii at 33,476 feet
- Tallest from the center of the Earth: Chimborazo in the Andes at 20,561 feet
Interesting little tidbit. I actually thought it was Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, a mere 19,340 feet (presumably from sea level). While not the tallest in the world, it is the tallest in Africa and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world (whatever that means).