# How long is 1,600 milimeters?

It's about one-and-four-fifths times 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 two times 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 two times 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 two-and-a-half times 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 two-fifths as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
The length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is about 4,079 milimeters.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 4,079 milimeters. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
It's about three-tenths as tall as a Giraffe
The height of a Giraffe is about 5,700 milimeters.
(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 6,000 milimeters tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day.
It's about four times 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 one-fifth as long as a London bus
The length of a London bus is about 8,380 milimeters.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 8,380 milimeters in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Telephone Pole
The height of a Telephone Pole is about 11,000 milimeters.
(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 11,000 milimeters tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Brachiosaurus
The height of a Brachiosaurus is about 13,000 milimeters.
(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 13,000 milimeters. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Hollywood Sign
The height of The Hollywood Sign is about 15,000 milimeters.
(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 15,000 milimeters tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about one-tenth as long as a Semitrailer
The length of a Semitrailer is about 14,630 milimeters.
(a.k.a. semi-trailer truck, a.k.a. semi, a.k.a. tractor-trailer, a.k.a. truck and trailer, a.k.a. eighteen-wheeler, a.k.a. big rig, a.k.a. Mack truck, a.k.a. transport, a.k.a. lorry, a.k.a. artic; for box truck; United States Federal length limits)
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 14,630 milimeters (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about one-tenth as long as a Bowling Lane
The length of a Bowling Lane is about 19,156 milimeters.
(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 19,156 milimeters. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Cricket Pitch
The length of a Cricket Pitch is about 20,116.80 milimeters.
(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 20,116.80 milimeters. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 720 mm tall including the bails.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as De Gooyer
The height of De Gooyer is about 27,000 milimeters.
(a.k.a. De Funenmolen, a.k.a. The Mill on the Funen) (near Oostelijk Havengebied, Amsterdam, Netherlands) (total structure height)
The tallest windmill in Amsterdam, De Gooyer stands at 27,000 milimeters in structural height. Its prominence owes to the fact that it was relocated atop the base of a former water mill, following two earlier moves in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The windmill's four sails have a total span of about 18,000 milimeters.
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