The biggest things out there!!!
Published Friday, February 27, 2009 by motion11 | E-mail this post
It’s good to be big
. From Samsung's largest LCD screen ever, biggest book, largest diamond, biggest mosquito, biggest cat to the tallest hotel
. Take a look at some of the world’s biggest objects and creatures
I could find.
The Cullinan Diamond (aka the Great Star of Africa) is cut from the largest rough diamond ever found. The largest of the cuts, the Cullinan, is 530.2 carats. The diamond is currently owned by Queen Elizabeth II and is placed in the royal scepter, but is removable. The scepter is currently displayed at the Tower of London along with the rest of the British Crown Jewels.
“The Great Motherland of China” which hangs in the atrium of the Island Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong is the largest Chinese silk painting in the world. The tapestry is 15 stories tall and is visible from the hotel’s glass elevators.
The largest aircraft in the world is the Antonov An-225 Mriya. Making its maiden flight in 1988, it was built to transport the Soviet Union’s space shuttle Buran. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Antonov 225 did not fly for years until May, 2001, when a 15-minute test flight was conducted in hopes of using the plane again for transporting large cargo. The plane is 276 feet long and has a maximum gross weight of 1,411,000 pounds—also making it the heaviest plane in the air.
The award for biggest published book goes to an author and scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michael Hawley. The 133-pound book is five by seven feet, 112 pages, needs a gallon of ink for printing, and costs $2,000 to produce.
The world’s largest LCD screen comes from Samsung. They’re hoping that some people have enough space in their living rooms for the 70-inch screen.
According to Guinness World Records, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai is the tallest hotel in the world. Completed in 1999, the hotel stands at 1,052 feet and is built on a man-made island. Towards the top of the hotel is a helipad for any guests hoping to arrive in their helicopters.
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