Thursday, January 15, 2009
The Dubai Aquarium, which opened in November in the United Arab Emirates, has broken the Guinness Record for the "World's Largest Acrylic Panel." It is 108 feet wide, 27 feet high, 2.5 feet thick and weighs 540,989 pounds.
The largest panel before the Dubai Aquarium was at the Churaumi Aquarium in Japan. The Dubai Mall will be holding this record for a while, since the panel was the biggest acrylic that manufacturers could possibly make. The panel is made to withstand pressure from the 2,641,720 gallons of water behind it, while also being transparent so visitors can see the 33,000 animals on display.