# How long is 1,100 milimeters?

It's about half as long as a King Size Bed
The length of a King Size Bed is about 2,032 milimeters.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 2,032 milimeters from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about half as tall as André the Giant
The height of André the Giant is about 2,200 milimeters.
(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 2,200 milimeters tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 2,100 milimeters and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about half as tall as Shaq
The height of Shaq is about 2,200 milimeters.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 2,200 milimeters tall. Shaq maintains an active interest in police work and has served as a reserve officer in both Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida while playing for NBA franchises in those cities.
It's about half as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
The height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is about 2,300 milimeters.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 2,300 milimeters. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.

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It's about three times as tall as a Bowling Pin
The height of a Bowling Pin is about 381 milimeters.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.7940 milimeters of 381 milimeters 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-fourth as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
The length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is about 4,079 milimeters.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 4,079 milimeters. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
It's about one-fifth as tall as a Giraffe
The height of a Giraffe is about 5,700 milimeters.
(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 6,000 milimeters tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day.
It's about one-tenth as long as a London bus
The length of a London bus is about 8,380 milimeters.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 8,380 milimeters in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Telephone Pole
The height of a Telephone Pole is about 11,000 milimeters.
(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 11,000 milimeters tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Brachiosaurus
The height of a Brachiosaurus is about 13,000 milimeters.
(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 13,000 milimeters. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Semitrailer
The length of a Semitrailer is about 14,630 milimeters.
(a.k.a. semi-trailer truck, a.k.a. semi, a.k.a. tractor-trailer, a.k.a. truck and trailer, a.k.a. eighteen-wheeler, a.k.a. big rig, a.k.a. Mack truck, a.k.a. transport, a.k.a. lorry, a.k.a. artic; for box truck; United States Federal length limits)
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 14,630 milimeters (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as The Hollywood Sign
The height of The Hollywood Sign is about 15,000 milimeters.
(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 15,000 milimeters tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Bowling Lane
The length of a Bowling Lane is about 19,156 milimeters.
(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 19,156 milimeters. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about one-twentieth as long as a Cricket Pitch
The length of a Cricket Pitch is about 20,116.80 milimeters.
(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 20,116.80 milimeters. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 720 mm tall including the bails.
It's about twenty times as tall as a Golf Tee
The height of a Golf Tee is about 54 milimeters.
The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 54 milimeters 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."
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