Length of the Epsom Derby horse race

Length of the Epsom Derby horse race (2.4 km)



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Length of the Epsom Derby horse race (2.4 km)

  • is 1/5000 of Diameter of Venus (12,010 km)...more
  • is 1/2000 of Diameter of Mercury (4,880 km)...more
  • is 1/2000 of Length of I-90 highway from Boston to Seattle (4,860 km)...more
  • is 1/1000 of Diameter of Pluto (2,377 km)...more
  • is 1/500 of Length of mainland Italy (1,185 km)...more
  • is 1/400 of Direct distance from Land's End to John o' Groats (970 km)...more
  • is 1/250 of Length of the St Lawrence Seaway Canal system (600 km)...more
  • is 1/50 of Diameter of the (fictional) Death Star in the first Star Wars movie (120 km)...more
  • is 5 x World record longest flight of an arrow from a bow (2010) (484 m)...more
  • is 5 x Longest golf drive (471 m)...more
  • is 10 x Length of Tower Bridge over the Thames (244 m)...more
  • is 40 x Length of an ice-hockey rink (61 m)...more
  • is 100 x Height of a typical Hot Air Balloon (24 m)...more
  • is 100 x Length of a tennis court (23.77 m)...more
  • is 500 x Length overall of a `49er` racing dinghy (4.88 m)...more
  • is 2000 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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