Thursday, July 27, 2017
Largest baking soda and vinegar volcano: world record broken by OMSI (VIDEO)
PORTLAND, OR, USA -- The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) erected the 34-foot baking soda and vinegar volcano, which sets the new world record for the Largest baking soda and vinegar volcano , according to the World Record Academy .
Photo: The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry erected the 34-foot replica volcano which sets the new world record for the Largest baking soda and vinegar volcano. ( enlarge photo )
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest baking soda and vinegar volcano is 8.62 m (28 ft 3.3 in) tall, achieved by pupils, parents and staff of Elmfield Steiner School (UK), when measured and demonstrated at their premises in Stourbridge, UK, on 9 May 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most active volcano; it is Kilauea, in Hawaii, USA, erupting on a continuous basis since 1983. Lava is being discharged at a rate of 5 m³(7 yd³ or 176 ft³) per second.
"It's something really exciting that OMSI has always wanted to do in terms of breaking a world record," Libby Trobitz of the museum said.
"I think it's going to be a lot of fun, hands on science."
An estimated crowd of 3,000 people gathered at the museum on Sunday as they poured about sixty-six gallons of vinegar and 50 gallons of a baking soda-water mixture into the massive volcano as reddish liquid poured from the top.
The volcano was constructed to celebrate OMSI's "POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION" exhibit and museum event planner Sonali Shivdasani said she is "100 percent confident" it will set the world record.
The current Guinness world record holder, a 27-foot volcano was built by Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School in the United Kingdom.
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