25 Largest Man-Made Things Too Large To Fully Comprehend

Posted by , Updated on January 19, 2024

From towering skyscrapers to sprawling, high-tech airports, humans have built some of the most impressive wonders. Throughout history and even today humans have continuously demonstrated their power and wealth in order to advance their societies and culture by building magnificent constructions such as the Pyramids of Giza, the Parthenon of Athens, and the Eiffel Tower; three of the most famous structures in the world. Unfortunately, these are not even the largest things humans have constructed (so you wont see them on this list). But get ready, because you are about to witness some of the most daunting and impressively large human creations ever built. Witness 25 Largest Man-Made Things Too Large To Fully Comprehend.



Bottle of Wine

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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.



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The Regio Design XXL Chopper is officially the world’s largest functioning motorcycle! It was first introduced at the Motorbike Expo 2012 where it stunned the audience. Designed by Fabio Reggiani, this big bad guy is thirty-two feet long and sixteen feet high, effectively defeating all the other “biggest and baddest” motorcycle claims.


Sherry Trifle

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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.



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The longest and heaviest freight train ran on February 20, 1986, from Ekibastuz to the Urals, Soviet Union. The composition consisted of 439 wagons and several diesel locomotives distributed along the train with a mass of 43,400 tons and a total length of 6.5 kilometers (4 miles).



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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.


Swimming Pool

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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.


Subway (Metro system)

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The Seoul subway, serving the Seoul metropolitan area, is the longest subway system in the world. The total route length extended as far as 940 km as of 2013. The first line of the subway was opened in 1974 and the system presently incorporates seventeen lines.



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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.


Sport Arena

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The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium is a multipurpose stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, completed on May 1, 1989. It is regarded as the largest stadium in the world, with a capacity of 150,000, and occupying over 207,000 square meters.



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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.



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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.



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The largest book measures 5 meters x 8.06 meters (16.40 ft x 26.44 ft), weighs approximately 1,500 kg (3,306 lb), and is 429 pages long. The book was unveiled by Mshahed International Group, in Dubai, UAE, on February 27, 2012. It is called This is Muhammad and compiles stories highlighting his achievements throughout life as well as the positive influence of Islam on the international and humanitarian scene.



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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.



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The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania, was designed by architect Anca Petrescu and was nearly completed by the Ceaușescu regime as the seat of political and administrative power. It is to date the world’s largest civilian building with an administrative function and also the most expensive and heaviest administrative building worldwide.



ScyscraperSource: guinnessworldrecords.com, Image: flickr.com, Photo by Leandro Neumann Ciuffo

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).



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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).



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The world’s largest crossword has been built on the side of a tower block in Ukraine and is more than 30.5 meters (100 ft) high and fills the entire external wall of the residential building in the city of Lvov.



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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.



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The Guinness Book of World Records lists Prague Castle in the Czech Republic as the largest ancient castle in the world. It occupies an area of almost 70,000 square meters, has a length of 570 meters and a width of 130 meters.



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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.



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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.


Passenger Ship

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Currently, the largest passenger ship is the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, which sailed its first cruise in December 2009. It is 1,181 feet long and can hold up to 5,400 passengers.



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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.



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The biggest bomb that was ever detonated was the Tsar Bomb. It was fifty megatons, which is 500,000 kilotons, which is fifty million tons of TNT. It was detonated just to show other countries how advanced the Soviet Union was, and its October 30, 1961, test remains the most powerful artificial explosion in human history.


Object (Overall)

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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.