Height of a typical Hot Air Balloon

Height of a typical Hot Air Balloon (24 m)



Neat Ratios ...

Height of a typical Hot Air Balloon (24 m)

  • is 1/5000 of Diameter of the (fictional) Death Star in the first Star Wars movie (120 km)...more
  • is 1/100 of Length of the Epsom Derby horse race (2.4 km)...more
  • is 1/20 of World record longest flight of an arrow from a bow (2010) (484 m)...more
  • is 1/20 of Longest golf drive (471 m)...more
  • is 1/10 of Length of Tower Bridge over the Thames (244 m)...more
  • is 2/5 of Length of an ice-hockey rink (61 m)...more
  • is about as big as Length of a tennis court (23.77 m)...more
  • is 5 x Length overall of a `49er` racing dinghy (4.88 m)...more
  • is 20 x Length of a lightsaber in the Star Wars movies (1.19 m)...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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