It's about three-fifths as tall as a Golf Tee
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.56 times the height of a Golf Tee, and the height of a Golf Tee is 1.8 times that amount.The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 5.4 cm tall. The tee did not come into common use until it was promoted by professional golfers Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood, as part of a marketing effort by the patent-holder of the well-known, "Reddy Tee."
It's about two times as long as an Aspirin
In other words, 3 centimeters is 2.1 times the length of an Aspirin, and the length of an Aspirin is 0.48 times that amount.(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 1.40 centimeters in diameter. One of the most common medicines in the world and a foundation of worldwide health systems, an estimated 40,000 metric tons of aspirin are consumed each year.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as a Bowling Pin
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.079 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 12.7 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.079375 cm of 38.1 cm in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about eighteen times as wide as a Strand of Spaghetti
In other words, 3 centimeters is 18 times the width of a Strand of Spaghetti, and the width of a Strand of Spaghetti is 0.06 times that amount.(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 0.170 centimeters in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
It's about one-twentieth as long as a Woman's Footstep
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.05 times the length of a Woman's Footstep, and the length of a Woman's Footstep is 22 times that amount.(for healthy, middle-aged woman of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a woman's step is 66 centimeters, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 130 centimeters. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about twenty times as long as a Grain of Sand
In other words, 3 centimeters is 24 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.042 times that amount.(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.1250 centimeters. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 1,510 centimeters in height.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as a Man's Footstep
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.04 times the length of a Man's Footstep, and the length of a Man's Footstep is 26 times that amount.(for healthy, middle-aged man of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a man's step is 79 centimeters, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 160 centimeters. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s