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If you’re like me, as a kid, you probably enjoyed throwing heavy objects off super-high buildings, just to see how long it took and what they looked like when they smashed. As a responsible adult, I now get my pleasure in gazing at water falling from extremely high cliffs and splashing into the rocks. It’s quite spectacular. We wanted to find out more, so we decided to research what the tallest waterfalls in the world were, measured by the highest drops.
10. Ramnefjells Walls (Ramnefjellsfossen)
Located in the county of Sogn og Fjordane in the township of Stryn, Nesdalen in Norway, the Ramnefjellsfossen waterfall is a series of horsetail cascades with the tallest single drop measuring 1,968 feet (600 meters). However, the total height, if we include all the smaller cascades from the end of the Ramnefjellsbreen Glacier and those below the main point, is 2,685 feet (818 meters). Because of the small flow of water coming from the Jostedal Glacier, it was never used for hydroelectric purposes, unlike other waterfalls in Norway.
9. Kukenam Falls
The Kukenam Falls, also known as Cuquenan Falls, has the largest plunge waterfall in the world. Located in Salto, on the Guyana-Venezuelan border, it’s famous for the tallest single drop of 2,000 feet (610 meters). It springs from the 8,620 feet (2,627 m) high Kukenaam Mountain and falls towards the Kukenan Tepui, plunging into the Arabopo river on the Cuquenan Plateau at Mata Hui. If you’re in Venezuela, don’t miss it!