It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as tall as Shaq
In other words, 128 microns is 0.000058 times the height of Shaq, and the height of Shaq is 17,000 times that amount.(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 2,200,000 microns tall. Shaq maintains an active interest in police work and has served as a reserve officer in both Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida while playing for NBA franchises in those cities.
It's about one-twenty-thousandth as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, 128 microns is 0.000056 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 18,000 times that amount.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 2,300,000 microns. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.
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It's about one-thirty-thousandth as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 128 microns is 0.00003138 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 31,870 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 4,079,000 microns. 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 one-forty-five-thousandth as tall as a Giraffe
In other words, 128 microns is 0.000022 times the height of a Giraffe, and the height of a Giraffe is 45,000 times that amount.(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 6,000,000 microns tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day.
It's about one-sixty-five-thousandth as long as a London bus
In other words, 128 microns is 0.0000153 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 65,400 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 8,380,000 microns 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-eighty-five-thousandth as tall as a Telephone Pole
In other words, 128 microns is 0.000012 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 83,000 times that amount.(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 11,000,000 microns 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 85,000 times as wide as a Glucose Molecule
In other words, 128 microns is 85,000 times the width of a Glucose Molecule, and the width of a Glucose Molecule is 0.000012 times that amount.(C6H12O6, a.k.a. grape sugar) (open chain form)
Am individual glucose molecule measures 0.0015 microns in its open-chain form. Glucose is the most common fuel source of energy in human biology, with 3.75 kilocalories of energy per gram.