How long is 13 feet?
It's about ten-and-a-half times 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-tenth as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
The length of Ha'Penny Bridge is about 141 feet.
(a.k.a. Droichead na Leathphingine, a.k.a. Liffey Bridge, a.k.a. Droichead na Life, f.k.a. Wellington Bridge) (Quay of Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar Neighborhood, Dublin, Ireland)
The Ha'Penny Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, measures 141 feet in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
The height of The Chicago Water Tower is about 154 feet.
The Chicago Water Tower is 154 feet tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
The height of The Arc de Triomphe is about 160 feet.
The Arc de Triomphe stands 160 feet tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as Nelson's Column
The height of Nelson's Column is about 169.40 feet.
(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 169.40 feet from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
The height of The Mahabodhi Temple is about 180 feet.
(a.k.a. Great Awakening Temple, a.k.a. Maha Bodhi Temple, a.k.a. Temple of Bodh Gaya, a.k.a. Mahabodhi Mahavihar) (Bodh Gaya, Gaya District, Bihar, India)
The tower of the Mahabodhi Temple measures 180 feet in total height. The site has been of sacred interest for more than 2,000 years, with the current Temple dating back at least 1,400 years.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is about 185 feet.
(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 185 feet tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as The Cinderella Castle
The height of The Cinderella Castle is about 189 feet.
(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 189 feet tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about one-fifteenth as wide as The Wingspan of a 747
The width of The Wingspan of a 747 is about 225 feet.
(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 225 feet. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 27,200,000 feet before refueling.
It's about one-twentieth as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
The height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is about 250 feet.
(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 250 feet. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as The Statue of Liberty
The height of The Statue of Liberty is about 305.10 feet.
(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 305.10 feet including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as Big Ben
The height of Big Ben is about 310 feet.
(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 310 feet. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch
The length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is about 344 feet.
(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 344 feet (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 345 feet, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about one-thirtieth as long as a Football field
The length of a Football field is about 360 feet.
(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 360 feet from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 30 feet farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about one-thirty-fifth as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza
The height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is about 430 feet.
(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 430 feet. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.