Pisa, it seems, has a rival for world's "farthest leaning tower." A church in the small northern German town of Suurhusen, among others in Germany and Switzerland, now claims to have the most crooked building with an angle of 5.19 degrees. (photo)
The Suurhusen church tower is in competition with several other towers in Germany, and one in St. Moritz, Switzerland, for the Guinness World Records title. Competitors are trying to change the judging criteria. "Instead of considering the angle of inclination alone, authorities should also include the total margin by which the tower deviates from the vertical," say other property owners.