Everyone knows that Mount Everest is the tallest mountain๐Ÿ” in the world, right? What if we told you, the answer is NO.๐Ÿ˜ณ

Mount Everest stands 29,028 feet tall. From top to bottom, it’s taller than any other mountain -whose bottom is the surface of the earth.๐ŸŒ

Here comes the twist, if you add what’s underneath, then Mount Everest isn’t the tallest mountain. The winner then is Mauna Kea.๐Ÿ—ป

It is a huge, very tall volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. Mauna Kea stretches 13,796 feet above water and 19,680 feet underwater, for a total of 33,476 feet! So, if you say that it’s the whole mountain that counts, then Mauna Kea is the tallest.๐Ÿคฉ

Fun Facts

๐Ÿ‘‰ Mauna Kea is one of five shield volcanoes that make up Hawaii Island.

๐Ÿ‘‰ The lower slopes of the mountain are used for agriculture, especially for growing coffee beans. It also happens to be a famous spot for skiingโ›ท in Hawaii.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Due to the high altitude, dry environment and stable airflow, it is one of the worldโ€™s best sites for astronomical observation.๐Ÿ”ญ

๐Ÿ‘‰ In Hawaiian mythology, the peaks of Hawaii Island are sacred,๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป and Mauna Kea is considered to be the most sacred; an ancient law mandated that only high ranking aliโ€™i could visit the summit.

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