Height of a standard matchbox

Height of a standard matchbox (13 mm)



Neat Ratios ...

Height of a standard matchbox (13 mm)

  • is 1/5000 of Height of Sydney Opera House (65 m)...more
  • is 1/5000 of Wingspan of a Boeing 747 airliner (64.4 m)...more
  • is 1/2000 of Length overall of the `Mayflower` sailing ship (26 m)...more
  • is 1/500 of Maximum length of a Reticulated Python (6.5 m)...more
  • is 1/400 of Length overall of a `Nacra 17` racing catamaran (5.25 m)...more
  • is 1/50 of Height of Yoda in the Star Wars movies (660 mm)...more
  • is 1/25 of Distance a flea can jump (330 mm)...more
  • is 1/25 of Length of a Foolscap page of paper (330 mm)...more

If this was a standard unit ...

Is That A Big Number? - The Book

Yes, there's now a book based on these numbers. Oxford University Press: July 2018.

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