Angel Falls

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Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world. It falls 3,212 feet (979 m) off a mountain called Auyantepui.[1][2] It is found in Venezuela, which is a country in South America. The falls drop so far, the water turns into mist when it reaches the bottom.

The falls are named for Jimmy Angel.[3][4] Jimmy Angel was an airplane pilot that crashed at the top of the falls in 1937.

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  1. Frederick, Julia C. (2005). The history of Venezuela [1] Greenwood. ISBN 0-313-33525-7.
  2. Palmerlee, Danny (2007). South America on a shoestring [2] Lonely Planet.
  3. Parque Nacional Canaima. (1964): “Parque Nacional Canaima – La Gran Sabana/Plan rector”. Corporación de Turismo de Venezuela. Ministerio de Agricultura y Cría. y Nacional Park Service U.S. Departamento of the Interior. Caracas Venezuela 214p.
  4. "Plane Pilot Sights Highest Waterfall in World." [3] Popular Science, April 1938, p. 37.

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