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How long is 1,700 microns?
It's about 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 one-and-one-third times as long as a Grain of Sand
The length of a Grain of Sand is about 1,250 microns.
(medium grain)
It's about one-tenth 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 seventeen times as wide as a Strand of Hair
The width of a Strand of Hair is about 99 microns.
It's about twenty times as tall as a sheet of Paper
The height of a sheet of Paper is about 100 microns.
(for US Letter, a.k.a. ANSI A; 215.9mm by 279.4mm (8.5 in x 11 in); 20lb)
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as a Golf Tee
The height of a Golf Tee is about 54,000 microns.
It's about one-two-hundredth as tall as a Bowling Pin
The height of a Bowling Pin is about 381,000 microns.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
It's about 250 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 300 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 one-four-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-four-hundred-fiftieth 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-five-hundredth as tall as Verne Troyer
The height of Verne Troyer is about 810,000 microns.
(1969-2018) (actor)
It's about one-five-hundred-fiftieth 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)
It's about one-six-hundred-fiftieth as tall as Kenny Baker
The height of Kenny Baker is about 1,100,000 microns.
(a.k.a. Kenneth George Baker) (1934-) (actor)
It's about one-seven-hundredth as tall as Hervé Villechaize
The height of Hervé Villechaize is about 1,200,000 microns.
(a.k.a. Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize) (1943-1993) (actor)
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