How long is 3 centimeters?

It's about three-fifths as tall as a Golf Tee
The height of a Golf Tee is about 5.40 centimeters.
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
The length of an Aspirin is about 1.40 centimeters.
(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
The height of a Bowling Pin is about 38.10 centimeters.
(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
The width of a Strand of Spaghetti is about 0.170 centimeters.
(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
The length of a Woman's Footstep is about 66 centimeters.
(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
The length of a Grain of Sand is about 0.1250 centimeters.
(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
The length of a Man's Footstep is about 79 centimeters.
(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
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as Verne Troyer
The height of Verne Troyer is about 81 centimeters.
(1969-2018) (actor)
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, was an LP with a height of 81 centimeters. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as General Tom Thumb
The height of General Tom Thumb is about 91 centimeters.
(a.k.a. Charles Sherwood Stratton) (1838-1883) (circus performer; height at death)
General Tom Thumb was an LP with a height (at his death) of 91 centimeters. Thumb stopped growing at 64 centimeters when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.
It's about one-thirty-fifth as tall as Kenny Baker
The height of Kenny Baker is about 110 centimeters.
(a.k.a. Kenneth George Baker) (1934-2016) (actor)
Kenny Baker, most famous for his role as R2-D2 in the Star Wars film franchise, was an LP with a height of 110 centimeters. Baker and his wife, Eileen, both made brief appearances as the small, woodland creatures known as Ewoks in the 1984 Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (a.k.a. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi).
It's about one-fortieth as tall as Hervé Villechaize
The height of Hervé Villechaize is about 120 centimeters.
(a.k.a. Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize) (1943-1993) (actor)
Hervé Villechaize, most famous for his role as Tattoo on the 1978-84 television series Fantasy Island, was an LP with a height of 120 centimeters. Villechaize's form of dwarfism, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia-brachydactyly and distinctive speech (SED-BDS), is also known as "Tattoo dysplasia" or "Fantasy Island syndrome."
It's about one-forty-fifth as tall as Matt Roloff
The height of Matt Roloff is about 130 centimeters.
(1961-) (actor and reality television star)
Matt Roloff, most famous for his role on the reality television show Little People, Big World, is an LP with a height of 130 centimeters. In 1985, Roloff stared as an Ewok — one of the small, woodland creatures from the Star Wars franchise — in the movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
It's about one-fiftieth as tall as Gary Coleman
The height of Gary Coleman is about 140 centimeters.
(a.k.a. Gary Wayne Coleman) (1978-2009) (actor)
Gary Coleman, most famous for his role as Arnold Jackson on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes was 140 centimeters tall. His small stature was a result of a congenital kidney disease. Coleman worked as a security guard since following his career as an actor.
It's about one-fiftieth as tall as Danny DeVito
The height of Danny DeVito is about 150 centimeters.
(a.k.a. Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr.) (1944-) (actor)
Danny DeVito, best known for his role as Louie De Palma in the 1978-83 television series Taxi, is 150 centimeters tall. After graduating from high school, DeVito became a licensed cosmetician and it was out of interest in cosmetology that he first enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and later began to study acting.
It's about one-fifty-fifth as tall as Napoleon
The height of Napoleon is about 170 centimeters.
(a.k.a. Napoleon Bonaparte; a.k.a. Napoleon I, a.k.a. Napoleone di Buonaparte) (1759-1821) (French leader)
Despite his frequent characterizations as much shorter than average, Napoleon was a period-average height of approximately 170 centimeters. The mis-characterizations have been attributed to British propaganda and to the confusion between French and British units of measurements used at the time.

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