Tarbela Dam is an earth fill dam on the Indus River in Pakistan. It's the largest earth-filled dam in the world and fifth-largest by structural volume. It is named after the town Tarbela, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, about 50 kilometers (31 mi) northwest of Islamabad.
The dam is 485 feet (148 m) high above the riverbed. It forms the Tarbela Reservoir, with a surface area of approximately 250 square kilometers (97 sq mi). The dam was completed in 1976 and was designed to store water from the Indus River for irrigation, flood control, and the generation of hydroelectric power.
Singapore National Stadium in Tanjong Rhu, Kallang holds the world record as the largest dome structure, measuring 1,017 feet in diameter. The stadium officially opened in June 2014. The Dome's roof is retractable and takes just 20 minutes to close or open it covers 95% of the seats and is made of revolutionary all-weather resistant materials. It blocks the heat from the sun and rain as well. The roof also doubles up as a giant projector screen. The lower tier seats are also retractable either mechanically or automatically, making it the only stadium capable of hosting a multitude of events like rugby, athletics, football and many others. The stadium has a sitting capacity of 55,000 people, with an innovative cooling system which is pumped from the underneath the seats consuming 15% less energy than comparable stadiums.
Greenland is located between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada and northwest of Iceland. The territory comprises the island of Greenland–the largest island in the world–and more than a hundred other smaller islands (see alphabetic list). As an island, Greenland has no land boundaries and 44,087 km of coastline. A sparse population is confined to small settlements along certain sectors of the coast. Greenland possesses the world's second largest ice sheet.
Lake Kariba is the world's largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume. It lies 1300 kilometers upstream from the Indian Ocean, along with the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Lake Kariba was filled between 1958 and 1963 following the completion of the Kariba Dam at its northeastern end, flooding the Kariba Gorge on the Zambezi River.
World's Largest Lake (by surface area): The salty Caspian Sea has the greatest surface area of any lake at 143,200 square miles (370,886 square kilometers). Lake Superior, on the United States/Canada border, is the named freshwater lake with the greatest surface area at 31,700 square miles (82,103 square kilometers)
Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing 22-23% of the world's fresh surface water. With 23,615.39 km3 (5,670 cu mi) of fresh water, it contains more water than the North American Great Lakes combined. With a maximum depth of 1,642 m (5,387 ft), Baikal is the world's deepest lake. It is considered among the world's clearest lakes and is considered the world's oldest lake - at 25 million years. It is the seventh-largest lake in the world by surface area.
The Musee Du Louvre, located in Paris, France, is the largest art museum in the world with an area size of 782,910 square feet. This museum is considered a historic monument in Paris and is part of the Louvre Palace, which was built in the 12th century. This building first served as a fortress before becoming a royal residence in 1546. Under King Louis XIV in 1692, this palace was used to house two art academies and 100 years later, the Louvre Museum was opened with 537 paintings. Today, it is home to around 38,000 pieces. The Louvre is also the most visited museum in the world, receiving 7.4 million visitors every year.
Northeast Greenland National Park is the world's largest national park. It is the largest protected land area in the world. Established in 1974 and expanded to its present size in 1988, it protects 972,001 km2 (375,000 sq mi) of the interior and northeastern coast of Greenland and is bigger than all but twenty-nine countries in the world. It was the first national park to be created in the Kingdom of Denmark and remains Greenland's only national park.
Without a doubt, the largest peninsula in the world is The Arabian Peninsula at 1,250,006 square miles. The Arabian Peninsula is connected to the mainland Asian continent and surrounded on all sides by the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, and the Red Sea. The northern side of the area flows into the Arabian Desert and serves as the unofficial border of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The peninsula itself has a varying landscape that includes a central plateau, vast deserts, the Hejaz mountain range, and marshy coastal lands. The harsh climate makes it unsuitable for agriculture, however, goat, sheep, and camel herding are common. The Arabian Peninsula, made up of 9 different countries, plays a big part in oil and gas extraction and refining.
The ostrich is the largest living bird that can reach heights of up to 6.9 ft and weigh as much as 346 pounds. It is a flightless bird that is known to reach a speed of up to 43 mph. The female ostrich lays the largest egg of any living bird. They are native to Africa where they are found in large numbers. They also inhabit parts of parts of Asia.