How long is 0.003 feet?
It's about two-thirds as long as a Grain of Sand
The length of a Grain of Sand is about 0.0041 feet.
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.0041 feet. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 49.50 feet in height.
It's about half as wide as a Strand of Spaghetti
The width of a Strand of Spaghetti is about 0.0056 feet.
(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 0.0056 feet 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 eight times as wide as a Strand of Hair
The width of a Strand of Hair is about 0.00032 feet.
A strand of human hair averages 99 µm (micrometers), with blond hair being the finest and black hair the thickest. On a healthy scalp, each strand of hair will last up to 6 years.
It's about eight times as tall as a sheet of Paper
The height of a sheet of Paper is about 0.0003 feet.
(for US Letter, a.k.a. ANSI A; 215.9mm by 279.4mm (8.5 in x 11 in); 20lb)
A single sheet of 20 lb, 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper is just 0.0003 feet thick. This style of paper weighs a mere 5 g per sheet.
It's about one-twentieth as long as an Aspirin
The length of an Aspirin is about 0.046 feet.
(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 0.046 feet 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-sixty-fifth as tall as a Golf Tee
The height of a Golf Tee is about 0.180 feet.
The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 0.180 feet 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 100 times as long as a Red Blood Cell
The length of a Red Blood Cell is about 0.0000250 feet.
(a.k.a. RBCs, a.k.a. haematids, a.k.a. erythrocyte, a.k.a. erythroid cells, a.k.a. red blood corpuscles)
An average Red Blood Cell measures 7.5 µm (micrometers) in diameter. An average human has 20 - 30 trillion red blood cells in their body and each cell completes a circulatory lap in about 20 seconds.
It's about 150 times as long as a Cell's Nucleus
The length of a Cell's Nucleus is about 0.0000200 feet.
(for animal cell)
The nucleus of an animal cell measures an average of 0.0000200 feet. The nucleus is the largest organelle in these cells, accounting for about 10% of the cell's total volume.
It's about 400 times as long as a Bacterium
The length of a Bacterium is about 0.00000660 feet.
(Escherichia coli) (rod-shaped configuration)
An rod-shaped E. coli bacterium measures about 0.00000660 feet in length. A staple of biology labs, E. coli can reproduce in as little as twenty minutes.
It's about 400 times as long as a Mitochondrion
The length of a Mitochondrion is about 0.000006170 feet.
A mitochondrion measures between 0.75 and 3 micrometers (Âµm). The mitochondrion is commonly referred to as the powerhouse of the cell, responsible for the generation of ATP. The size, shape, and distribution of mitochondria varies widely, with human liver cells each having 1,000 to 2,000 mitochondria.
It's about one-five-hundredth as tall as a Bowling Pin
The height of a Bowling Pin is about 1.250 feet.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.0026 feet of 1.250 feet in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about one-eight-hundred-fiftieth as long as a Woman's Footstep
The length of a Woman's Footstep is about 2.20 feet.
(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 2.20 feet, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 4.30 feet. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-one-thousandth as long as a Man's Footstep
The length of a Man's Footstep is about 2.60 feet.
(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 2.60 feet, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 5.20 feet. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-one-thousandth as tall as Verne Troyer
The height of Verne Troyer is about 2.70 feet.
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, was an LP with a height of 2.70 feet. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about one-one-thousandth as tall as General Tom Thumb
The height of General Tom Thumb is about 3 feet.
(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 3 feet. Thumb stopped growing at 2.10 feet when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.