And GUESS WUT!!
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain, but not the tallest point on Earth as measured from the center of the Earth. Check this snippet from an article on the intranet. When asking what is the tallest mountain on Earth, it reads:
It is Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador. Yes, Ecuador.
Mount Chimborazo, in the Andes, is a 20,000-plus-foot peak sitting on top of a bulge on the Earth. Mount Everest is a 29,000-plus-foot peak sitting lower down on that same bulge. Because Chimborazo is a bump on a bigger part of the bulge, it is higher.
According to Senne, Chimborazo is 1.5 miles higher than Everest! Or, if you will, 1.5 miles closer to outer space.
If you define "highest" as highest from sea level, Mount Everest is still champion.
But if you want to stand on the place on Earth that is closest to the moon, that would be Mount Chimborazo!
My whole worldview HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY!! GET IT? WORLDview?!