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Five things you could fill the Olympic pool with

Five things you could fill the Olympic pool with
Posted at 4:27 PM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-06 17:27:13-04

With the Olympic Swim Trials set to begin at Omaha's CenturyLink Center later this month, the construction of the Olympic pool is underway. According to a tweet from @centurylinkoma, the Omaha Fire Department is ready to fill the pool with 1.7-million gallons of water.

 

Now, that is a lot of water. The Olympic pool is about 94 times bigger than an average swimming pool. In case you were wondering how big the pool actually is, you could fill it with:

 

  • 26,180,000 average-sized oranges
     
  • 8,945 hot tubs
     
  • 861,373 basketballs
     
  • 18,133,333 cans of beer
     
  • 215,985,000 gum balls

 

That's a lot of gum balls. The Olympic Swim Trials are set to begin June 26th and will continue until July 3rd.