How long is 100 microns?
It's about as wide as a Strand of Hair
The width of a Strand of Hair is about 99 microns.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Grain of Sand
The length of a Grain of Sand is about 1,250 microns.
It's about thirteen times as long as a Red Blood Cell
The length of a Red Blood Cell is about 7.50 microns.
(a.k.a. RBCs, a.k.a. haematids, a.k.a. erythrocyte, a.k.a. erythroid cells, a.k.a. red blood corpuscles)
It's about one-fifteenth as wide as a Strand of Spaghetti
The width of a Strand of Spaghetti is about 1,700 microns.
(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
It's about seventeen times as long as a Cell's Nucleus
The length of a Cell's Nucleus is about 6 microns.
(for animal cell)
It's about 50 times as long as a Bacterium
The length of a Bacterium is about 2 microns.
(Escherichia coli) (rod-shaped configuration)
It's about 55 times as long as a Mitochondrion
The length of a Mitochondrion is about 1.880 microns.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as an Aspirin
The length of an Aspirin is about 14,000 microns.
(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
It's about one-five-hundred-fiftieth as tall as a Golf Tee
The height of a Golf Tee is about 54,000 microns.
It's about one-four-thousandth as tall as a Bowling Pin
The height of a Bowling Pin is about 381,000 microns.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
It's about one-six-thousand-five-hundredth as long as a Woman's Footstep
The length of a Woman's Footstep is about 660,000 microns.
(for healthy, middle-aged woman of average height; single step length)
It's about one-seven-thousand-five-hundredth as long as a Man's Footstep
The length of a Man's Footstep is about 790,000 microns.
(for healthy, middle-aged man of average height; single step length)
It's about one-eight-thousand-five-hundredth as tall as Verne Troyer
The height of Verne Troyer is about 810,000 microns.
It's about one-nine-thousandth as tall as General Tom Thumb
The height of General Tom Thumb is about 910,000 microns.
(a.k.a. Charles Sherwood Stratton) (1838-1883) (circus performer; height at death)