It seems like we have always been amazed by huge things. Ancient Egyptian pyramids, The Eiffel Tower, Grand Canyon, skyscrapers, The Great Wall of China and many other giant monuments and natural landmarks are among the most popular and admired things in the world. But do you know how large was the largest pumpkin ever grown or what is the circumference of the world´s largest human biceps? To find out, check out this list of 25 ridiculously large things.
The largest building in the world by volume is The Boeing Everett Factory, in Everett, Washington. With a volume of 472,370,319 cubic feet (1.7495e+7yd³) and an area of almost 100 acres (40 ha 4685.6m2), it was originally built for the construction of the Boeing 747.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest sausage was made by J.J. Tranfield on behalf of Asda Stores Plc, at Sheffield, United Kingdom in October 2000. With a length of 36.75 miles (59.143 kilometers), it’s almost the width of Rhode Island.
The largest thermometer in the world is 134-feet-tall (40.843m) and was built by businessman Willis Herron in Baker, California. The thermometer is supposed to serve as a memento of the highest recorded temperature in the U.S. measured in nearby Death Valley – 134 degrees Fahrenheit (56.6 Celsius) in 1913.
Located in Nackawic, New Brunswick, Canada, the world´s largest axe stands 49 feet tall (14.9m) and weighs over 55 tons (49t 895.16kg). It was commissioned, designed and built in 1991 by a company in Woodstock. This giant axe symbolizes the importance of the forest industry in the region.
The world’s largest motorcycle was built by Gregory Dunham in 2005. Called “Dream Big“, the 11 feet tall (3.35m), 20 feet long (6.09m), 6,500-pound (2948kg 350.17g) monster bike took him 3 years of crafting. In spite of its giant dimensions, the bike is absolutely ride-able.
The largest hamburger weighed 2,014 pounds (913kg 534.96g) and had a diameter of 10 feet (3.04m). Prepared by Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota in September 2012, the hamburger was topped with 52.5 pounds (23kg 813.6g) of tomatoes, 50 pounds (22kg 679.62g) of lettuce, 60 pounds (27kg 215.54g) of onions, 20 pounds (9kg 71.847g) of pickles, 40 pounds (18kg 143.69g) of cheese and 16.5 pounds (7kg 484.27g) of bacon. It took four hours to cook and the patty was flipped using a crane.
Located in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park in Vietnam, Son Doong Cave is the largest cave in the world. With a length of 30,000 feet (9144.om) and a depth of almost 500 feet (152.40m) , Son Doòng overtook the world primacy from the Deer Cave in Malaysia which used be the largest cave before Son Doong was discovered in 1991. The cave also contains some of the tallest known stalagmites in the world.
Grown by accountant Chris Kent from Tennessee in 2013, the world´s largest watermelon weighed a whopping 350.5 pounds (158kg 984.11g). The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth – a sanctioning body for contest of giant fruits and vegetables – declared that this giant melon was an incredible 42.5 lbs (19kg 277.67g) heavier than the previous world record, set by Gabriele Bartoli in Italy in 2012.
The largest mirrored disco ball measured 33 feet (10.058m) in diameter, and was made by BSG Luxury Group for Bacardi Russia. The ball was displayed at the Casa Bacardi, Larger Than Life party in Moscow, Russia, on April 26, 2012.
While a regular foosball table is about 4 feet (1.21m) long and can be operated by 4 players, this one, made for the 2013 Heineken UCL Foosball Competition held in Xiamen Haiwan Park, China, was 131 feet (39.929m)long and was designed to be used by 100 players.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, amateur body-builder Moustafa Ismail from Egypt can boast the largest upper-arm muscles on Earth. Nicknamed “Egyptian Popeye”, Ismail says his 31-inch (787.4mm) biceps are a product of hard, clean work at the gym, tons of chicken, poultry, seafood, protein shakes, at least three gallons of water per day, and vitamin supplements.
Created by See’s Candies at See’s Candies Lollypop Factory in Burlingame, California, in July 2012, the largest lollipop weighed over 7,000 pounds (3175kg 146.33g). The lollipop was chocolate-flavored and had the following measurements: 4 feet 8.75 inches (1.4414m) in length, 3 feet 6 inches (1.066m) in width, and 5 feet 11 inches (1.803m) in height.
Made in 1962 for the Seattle World’s Fair by Van De Kamp´s Holland Dutch Bakers, the world’s largest birthday cake weighed 25,000 pounds (11339kg 808.33g) and stood 23 feet (7.0104m) tall. The ingredients list included 10,500 pounds (4762kg 719.50g) of flour, 7,000 pounds (3175kg 146.33g) of raisins and 2,200 pounds (997kg 903.13g) of pecan.
Grown by a retired chartered surveyor Peter Glazebrook from Newark, the largest onion ever weighed 18lb 1oz (8kg 193.01g). With this specimen, he broke his previous best by almost 2oz (56.69g). Glazebrook is a holder of several other vegetable records such as world’s longest parsnip, largest beetroot and the heaviest potato.
At a median discharge of 1,500,000 ft³/s (55556 yd³/s), the largest waterfall in the world is the Inga Falls in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Although it is not the tallest waterfall in the world, nor is the widest, it’s the amount of water moved by the waterfall per second that makes it the largest waterfall of its kind. To put it in perspective, the Inga Falls moves nearly 10 times the amount of water as the Niagara Falls.
Dutch gourmet cheese maker Beemster made a record-breaking Gouda cheese wheel in the Netherlands in July 2006. The giant cheese was 6 feet (1.828m) wide and weighed 1,323 pounds (600kg 102.66g). The estimated price of the wheel was said to be about $15,500 but the Beemster CEO decided the cheese would be cut up and used to raise money for charity.
The most powerful and largest scale power plant in the world is the Chinese hydroelectric dam Three Gorges Dam located in the Yiling District, Hubei province. With its 1.5 miles (2.41 Kilometers) in length, 600 feet (182.8m) high, and total electric generating capacity of 22,500 MW, the dam generates enough electric power to equal 18 nuclear power plants.
The world´s largest known living single stem tree is a giant sequoia called The General Sherman located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in California. With a height of 275 feet (83.820m), a diameter of 25 feet (7.62m), bole volume of 52,513 cubic feet (1944.9 cubic yards) and an estimated age of 2,300–2,700 years, it is the largest living tree by volume and one of the tallest, widest and longest-lived of all trees on Earth.
The world´s largest pizza was made by 5 Italian chefs in Rome in 2012. The 130 feet (39.624m) wide Margherita was made out of 5,234 separate batches of dough and contained 19,800 pounds (8981kg 128.2g) of flour, 8,800 pounds (3991kg 612.53g) of mozzarella and 10,000 pounds (4535kg 923.33g) of tomato sauce.
Constructed by Ashrita Furman in Queens, New York, the largest pencil in the world is 76 feet (23.165m) long and weighs over 18,000 pounds (8164kg 662.0g). The ‘lead’ alone weighs over 4,500 pounds 2041kg 165.5g), and is made of a graphite core 10 inches (254.00mm) thick. The end of the pencil features a 2 1/2 feet 0.76mm) long eraser.
Entitled “This the Prophet Mohamed“, the largest book measures 16.40 feet (4.99m) by 26.44 feet (8.05m), weighs approximately 3,306 pounds (1499kg 576.25g) and consists of 429 pages. The book was unveiled by Mshahed International Group, in Dubai on February 27, 2012.
The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 2,032 pounds (921kg 699.62g). Its owner, a lumber salesman Tim Mathison from California, grew it on his backyard in 2013. It broke the record held by Ron Wallace from Rhode Island whose 2,009-pound (911kg 267.00g) pumpkin won the title in 2012.
Outdoor swimming pool
The largest outdoor swimming pool is to be found in San Alfonso Del Mar Resort in Chile. Its dimensions are just astonishing – covering 20 acres (8ha 937.13 m2), the pool is over 3,000 feet (914.40m) long, 115 feet (35.05m) deep and holds 66 million gallons of water.
The world´s largest floating vessel is the giant ship “Prelude” owned by Shell. With a length of 1,601 feet (487.9m) it’s longer than the height of the Empire State Building. When fully loaded, the ship weighs approximately 600,000 tons (544310 short tons 849.39kg). The Prelude is expected to launch in 2017 and will then operate in a remote part of Western Australia where it will serve as a floating liquefied natural gas facility.
Created by Thorntons plc in Alfreton, Derbyshire, UK in October 2011, the largest chocolate bar weighed 12,770 pounds (5792kg 374.10g) and measured 13 feet 1.48 inches (4.00m) by 13 feet 1.48 inches (4.00m) by 1 foot 1.78 inches (0.35m).