My About Page claims: “I have personally seen the largest living thing in the world.”
Here’s the proof:
I took this photo of the General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park, California, on June 17, 2005. It was part of a two-week road trip out west with two of my best friends, both of whom are probably reading this right now.
Sherman’s status as the largest living thing is debatable, but all other claimants to the throne are superorganisms of some kind – at least from what I’ve seen. If anyone knows a specific organism that’s bigger, I’d be interested to hear about it.
Even if there is something bigger, it’d be tough to look much more impressive.