German Church Steals Pisa’s Thunder
A German church steeple has knocked the Leaning Tower of Pisa from the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most lopsided building. The tower in the village of Suurhusen applied in June for the title and has now officially beaten the famous landmark in Pisa. Guinness officials measured it leaning at a 5.19 degree angle compared to only 3.97 degree angle at which the tower of Pisa leans. The church was built in middle of the 13th century but a 90-foot tower was added in 1450. The church is still in use and also offers guided tours but church officials are appealing for donations to help maintain the building.
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