Have you been interested in facts and trivia? Do you want to amass a large base of information? Do you know what the world’s largest and longest are? What’s the world’s largest aeroplane? Vacuum chamber? Zoo? Well, you’ll find them — and more — right here!
Henry Doorly Zoo: The World’s Largest Zoo
Located in Omaha, Nebraska, the Henry Doorly Zoo is a 130-acre complex that is the home of over 17,000 animals. The zoo welcomes around 1.5 million visitors each year who get acquainted with 960+ species of animals. Henry Doorly also houses North America’s largest geodesic dome, as well as the biggest cat complex in the area.
Plum Brook Chamber: World’s Largest Vacuum Chamber
Created to mimic the conditions of gravity and space, Sandusky, Ohio’s Plum Brook Chamber stands at a whopping 863,000 cubic feet. It is also home to the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, which was created by NASA in hopes of bringing men back on the moon — and other spatial bodies, as well. For installations such as this, Total Scan & Survey notes that it’s safe to say concrete scanning services have been used to check if it could stand stable enough to do its job!
The Mriya: World’s Largest Airplane
Carrying Russian space shuttles, Mriya, also known as the AN-225, is the world’s largest aeroplane. In fact, a Boeing 737, once known as the largest aircraft in the world, could fit inside it! The Mriya weighs around 560 tonnes and has 32 wheels — with football field-sized wingspan. Whew!
Three Gorges Dam: World’s Largest Power Station
Completed amidst environmental and health protests, this $23 billion power station has displaced millions of Yangtze residents and has been dumping lots of industrial wastes in China’s lakes. Yikes!
San Alfonso del Mar Resort: World’s Largest Outdoor Pool
Looking like a lagoon, this outdoor pool is 3,000 ft long and could hold 66 million gallons of water. It covers 20 acres and uses the suction and filtration system to keep it — and the environment — safe and clean!
The world has many wonders — and these large ones only prove that there really is a lot to learn and appreciate about the world!