Bottle of Wine
The largest bottle of wine is 4.17 meters (13 ft., 8.17 in) tall, 1.21 meters (3 ft., 11.63 in) in diameter, and was filled with 3,094 liters (650.58 UK gal, 817.34 US gal) of wine, achieved by André Vogel (of Switzerland) as measured in Lyssach, Switzerland, on October 20, 2014.
According to Guinness World Records, students of Clarendon College made a sherry trifle weighing 3.13 tons (6,900 lbs.) on September 26, 1990. This remains to date the biggest sherry trifle and one of the biggest desserts ever made in history.
The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and holds a very special honor. The observatory’s 305-meter (1,000-ft) radio telescope is the world’s largest single-aperture telescope. It is used in three major research areas: radio astronomy, atmospheric science, and radar astronomy.
The world’s largest swimming pool holds about 66 million gallons of water and can hold thousands of swimmers. The Crystal Lagoon in the San Alfonso del Mar resort, in Chile, is even large enough for sailing and comes with its own artificial beach.
The Spring Temple Buddha is the largest statue in the world. The total height of the monument is 153 meter (502 ft) including a twenty-meter (66-ft) lotus throne and a twenty-five-meter (82-ft) building. Construction of the Spring Temple Buddha was planned soon after the Bamiyan Buddhas were blown up by the Taliban in Afghanistan. The statue was finished in 2008 and depicts Vairocana Buddha.
Weighing in at 15,233 pounds (6,910 kg), in 2009 TerreStar-1 became the world’s largest commercial satellite. It went into orbit from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana on July 1, 2009.
A replica of Remington model 1859 by Mr. Ryszard Tobys is officially the largest revolver in the world. For the record, it’s “only” 1.26 meters (4.13 ft.) long.
The longest and biggest pencil measures 323.51 meters (1,061 ft., 4.59 in) and was created by Ed Douglas Miller (of the UK). It was measured in Worcester, Worcestershire, UK, on September 17, 2013.
Burj Khalifa, known as Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest man-made structure and skyscraper in the world, standing at 829.8 meters (2,719.8 ft).
Probably the most known of all the largest man-made things in the world, the Great Wall of China is the biggest wall in the world at the incredible size (in length) of 21,196 km (13,171 miles).
St. Peter’s Basilica is a Late Renaissance church located in Vatican City and took 120 years to complete (1506–1626). It is regarded to this day as the largest church ever made.
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is the largest in the world housing more than 100,000 sea creatures. Funded mostly by a $250 million donation from Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, the aquarium opened in November 2005. The Georgia Aquarium is the only institution outside of Asia to house whale sharks. The sharks are kept in a gigantic twenty-four million liter (6.3 million gallon) tank in the Ocean Voyager exhibit.
The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a cargo aircraft that was designed by the Soviet Union’s Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. It is powered by six turbofan engines and is the longest and heaviest airplane ever built, with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tons. It also has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in operational service. Only one An-225 was ever built and the behemoth transporter is still in service today.
King Fahd International Airport located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, is the largest in the world. The airport handled about 5,267,000 passengers and 82,256 tons of cargo with 50,936 aircraft movements. The airport opened to the public in 1999 and has four thousand meters of runway sixty meters wide with a total area of 485 square miles.
The largest man-made objects in the world are submarine communications cables. Stretching from San Francisco to Japan and San Francisco to New Zealand, the cables cover over 5,000 mi (8,000 km). These submarine cables are typically 2.6 in (6.6 cm) in diameter and weigh around 22 lb (10 kg) per meter, with a total weight of more than 176 million pounds (80,000 metric tons) per cable.