The Angel Falls of Venezuela takes the gold medal for being the tallest falls. Its height is 979 meters (3,212 feet). Water falls from a height which is 15 times more than that of the Niagara Falls.
The Iguaçu Falls which are on the river of the same name and which are situated in Brazil and Argentina in South America also have nearly double the volume of water compared to Niagara Falls flowing down them. The massive noise of those rapids can be heard up to nearly 24 kilometers. In the past this noise had been completely silenced twice; since, due to floods, the level of the river had risen up to the mark from where the rapids passed down.
Nearly all the falls of the world are being pushed back due to the force of their own water but the Victoria Falls on the river Zambezi has surpassed itself. These rapids of Zimbabwe have receded 130 kilometers from their place of origin about thousands of years ago.
Would the country holding the world record for the biggest of waterfalls wish to lose it? Albeit Brazil and Paraguay did just this is 1982. The Guaira Falls was considered to be the number one waterfall due to the huge volume of 49,000 cubic meters water passing over it per second. The world recognized it as a Natural wonder because the second in line, the Boyoma falls on the Zaire, had only 1/3rd the amount of water flowing down it as compared to the Guaria Falls. But in 1982 Brazil and Paraguay built a dam on the Guaria River which reduced this tremendous volume of water to a mere 12,300 cubic meters.