Oregon science museum erupts 34-foot baking soda and vinegar volcano

By Daniel Uria  |  July 25, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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July 25 (UPI) -- A science museum in Oregon attempted to construct the world's tallest baking soda and vinegar volcano.

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry erected the 34-foot replica volcano in hopes of setting a Guinness World record.

"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.

A museum employee recorded the volcano's eruption and the footage will be sent to Guinness World Records for review.

OMSI said it will take at least two months for Guinness World Records to determine if their attempt will unseat the current record-holder, a 27-foot volcano built by Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School in the United Kingdom.

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