# How long is 1.7 milimeters?

It's about as wide as a Strand of Spaghetti
The width of a Strand of Spaghetti is about 1.70 milimeters.
(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 1.7 mm in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
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 milimeters.
(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 1.25 mm. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 15,100 milimeters in height.
It's about one-tenth as long as an Aspirin
The length of an Aspirin is about 14 milimeters.
(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 14 mm in diameter. One of the most common medicines in the world and a foundation of worldwide health systems, an estimated 40,000 metric tons of aspirin are consumed each year.
It's about seventeen times as wide as a Strand of Hair
The width of a Strand of Hair is about 0.099 milimeters.
(average)
A strand of human hair averages 99 µm (micrometers), with blond hair being the finest and black hair the thickest. On a healthy scalp, each strand of hair will last up to 6 years.
It's about twenty times as tall as a sheet of Paper
The height of a sheet of Paper is about 0.10 milimeters.
(for US Letter, a.k.a. ANSI A; 215.9mm by 279.4mm (8.5 in x 11 in); 20lb)
A single sheet of 20 lb, 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper is just 0.004 caliper (0.1 mm) thick. This style of paper weighs a mere 5 g per sheet.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as a Golf Tee
The height of a Golf Tee is about 54 milimeters.
The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 54 milimeters tall. The tee did not come into common use until it was promoted by professional golfers Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood, as part of a marketing effort by the patent-holder of the well-known, "Reddy Tee."
It's about one-two-hundredth as tall as a Bowling Pin
The height of a Bowling Pin is about 381 milimeters.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.7940 milimeters of 381 milimeters in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about 250 times as long as a Red Blood Cell
The length of a Red Blood Cell is about 0.0075 milimeters.
(a.k.a. RBCs, a.k.a. haematids, a.k.a. erythrocyte, a.k.a. erythroid cells, a.k.a. red blood corpuscles)
An average Red Blood Cell measures 7.5 µm (micrometers) in diameter. An average human has 20 - 30 trillion red blood cells in their body and each cell completes a circulatory lap in about 20 seconds.
It's about 300 times as long as a Cell's Nucleus
The length of a Cell's Nucleus is about 0.006 milimeters.
(for animal cell)
The nucleus of an animal cell measures an average of 0.006 milimeters. The nucleus is the largest organelle in these cells, accounting for about 10% of the cell's total volume.
It's about one-four-hundredth as long as a Woman's Footstep
The length of a Woman's Footstep is about 660 milimeters.
(for healthy, middle-aged woman of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a woman's step is 660 milimeters, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 1,300 milimeters. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-four-hundred-fiftieth as long as a Man's Footstep
The length of a Man's Footstep is about 790 milimeters.
(for healthy, middle-aged man of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a man's step is 790 milimeters, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 1,600 milimeters. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-five-hundredth as tall as Verne Troyer
The height of Verne Troyer is about 810 milimeters.
(1969-2018) (actor)
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, was an LP with a height of 810 milimeters. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about one-five-hundred-fiftieth as tall as General Tom Thumb
The height of General Tom Thumb is about 910 milimeters.
(a.k.a. Charles Sherwood Stratton) (1838-1883) (circus performer; height at death)
General Tom Thumb was an LP with a height (at his death) of 910 milimeters. Thumb stopped growing at 640 milimeters when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.
It's about one-six-hundred-fiftieth as tall as Kenny Baker
The height of Kenny Baker is about 1,100 milimeters.
(a.k.a. Kenneth George Baker) (1934-2016) (actor)
Kenny Baker, most famous for his role as R2-D2 in the Star Wars film franchise, was an LP with a height of 1,100 milimeters. Baker and his wife, Eileen, both made brief appearances as the small, woodland creatures known as Ewoks in the 1984 Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (a.k.a. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi).
It's about one-seven-hundredth as tall as Hervé Villechaize
The height of Hervé Villechaize is about 1,200 milimeters.
(a.k.a. Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize) (1943-1993) (actor)
Hervé Villechaize, most famous for his role as Tattoo on the 1978-84 television series Fantasy Island, was an LP with a height of 1,200 milimeters. Villechaize's form of dwarfism, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia-brachydactyly and distinctive speech (SED-BDS), is also known as "Tattoo dysplasia" or "Fantasy Island syndrome."

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