Metallica - Without Metallica, we wouldn't recognise today's heavy metal. Their first three albums with the amazing Cliff Burton on bass are still classic stuff. And they would kick Metalica of todays ass for selling out!
Giant Sequoias [wiki] (Sequoiadendron giganteum), which only grow in Sierra Nevada, California, are the world's biggest trees (in terms of volume). The biggest is General Sherman [wiki] in the Sequoia National Park - one behemoth of a tree at 275 feet m)