If you have to look for everything that measures 2 millimeters, you will spend many weeks taking measurements and updating your records. Anything 2 millimeters long is very small, and you can barely see them with the naked eye in certain environments.
If something like this falls on your carpet or around your house, then it is likely that you will never find it. If you are one of those people who has never heard of things that measure 2 millimeters, then this list is for you.
1. 2mm knitting needle
You should not confuse knitting needles with sewing needles. They are both used to produce fabrics but are different in appearance and use. A small knitting needle tip can be as small as 2 millimeters.
These shorter needles are helpful for small projects such as making socks or hats.
2. Mechanical pencil tip
If you happen to visit an art studio, whether as an artist or not, you are likely to see different types of pencils. Mechanical pencils resemble fountain pens, only that they have sharper tips.
The tip of a mechanical pencil measures 2 millimeters and creates finer details on a piece of art. These pencils are quite expensive, so you need to take care of them.
3. Kraft blade
People who are into crafting have a lot of materials at their disposal that they use to make art. The Kraft blade is one of these tools used to cut special materials to make fine products. A Kraft blade usually has a small tip that measures only 2 mm.
The tip protrudes from a holder and is used to cut craft foam, cork sheets, burlap, leather, acetate, among others.
4. A bead
Hundreds of beads can be used for jewelry making and embroidery, and it is not a must you know all of them. The length of a small bead is 2 mm, although some are smaller in size that you will need a magnifying glass to use them in jewelry.
Beads have also been used to make art, and the largest bead mosaic in the world measure 81550 millimeters (81.55 meters).
5. Tiny screws
Screws are an essential part of mechanics, and it is best that they are produced in different sizes. Smaller screws, in particular, are used to bind smaller objects like mobile phones, watches, and small devices.
Most of the screws used for these purposes measure 2 mm, enough to hold an object to the grounding surface.
6. An Ant
Ants are some of the smallest creatures on earth. An ant can measure 2mm, and some grow over 20 mm. The Dinoponera ant is the largest ant species globally and can grow between 30 mm and 40 mm in length. You, however, have to watch out for all ant sizes because they sting pretty hard.
7. Bed bug nymph
Bed bugs might be some of the most irritating insects because of the small sizes that make them unnoticeable. A small bed bug measures about 4 to 5 millimeters. However, through its life cycle, the nymph measures 2 mm. always take care of your environment to avoid bedbug invasion.
8. Bird mite
Likely, you have never seen a bird mite in your entire life unless you work around a poultry farm. These are small parasites that infest wild birds, poultry, and humans in some instances. An adult bird mite can measure up to 2 millimeters.
The mites are tiny, though visible, and can bite people without drawing blood. If you have never heard of them, at least now you even know how big they are.
9. Adult ladybug
Ladybugs, also known as ladybirds, are some of the most beautiful insects you will ever encounter. An adult ladybug can measure anywhere from 2mm to 18 mm. The term ladybird has been used widely as a movie title, and people seem to love these multicolored insects.
10. A mini-tablet
When you visit a hospital when sick, you will be prescribed medication to help with your conditions. Tablet medications are commonly administered to adults and syrup for children. However, some smaller tablets can easily be taken by children and toddlers.
A small tablet can measure around 2 millimeters to allow passage through the throat.
11. Medium pen tip
There are two primary tip styles for pens—fine and medium. The fine tip is typically thinner and writes finely. The medium tip is somewhat elongated and can measure as small as 2 millimeters.
The pen writes in enlarged characters and is mostly used to enhance visibility.
12. Vellus hair
Vellus hairs are usually short and can measure 2 millimeters. These light hairs cover the human body, and the thickness and length can vary depending on the person. These hairs are responsible for keeping the body warm.
Vellus hair should not be confused with terminal hair that is thicker, longer, and darker and grows on our head.
13. A rice grain
Rice grains differ in size depending on the cultivation conditions. A small grain of rice can be 2mm long, even though some are longer. The longest rice grain is the Pusa 1121, which is exceptional long-grain rice over 8.4 millimeters long. It remains to be the longest rice grain ever to exist.
If you thought there was a shortage of items measuring two millimeters, you should think again. If you can remember the things listed above, you will have no problem naming at least five of them when asked about their sizes.
The dimension of stuff has been an interest of mine ever since I was a child. What I believe is most fascinating about the dimension of stuff is how extremely long, tall and wide some objects are both on earth and in the universe.