It’s not a common occurrence to just see 30-foot objects and know their height. Sometimes you need something to relate it to.
Today, we’re looking at 11 objects or things and relating them to 30 feet.
1. Half of a Bowling Lane
According to the U.S. Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane measures just over 60 feet. That’s twice the length of 30 feet.
In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 0.85 fl. oz of oil.
2. ⅓ of Distance Between Baseball Bases
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 90 feet. That’s three times the length of 30 feet.
While second and home base plates are located on the corners of the 27m area created by the bases, the first and third bases are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
3. 2 Mid-Size Sedans
The average car length of a mid-size sedan is about 15 feet. Two mid-size sedans bumper to bumper will equal about 30 feet in length.
4. 30 Rulers
A standard ruler is 12 inches long, which equals one foot. If you place 30 rulers together side by side, they will be exactly 30 feet in length.
5. 6 Sidewalk Blocks
Sidewalks are everywhere. Many residential sidewalk blocks average about five feet wide. Six sidewalk blocks together are about 30 feet wide.
6. 2 Giraffes
An adult giraffe can range in height from 14 to 18 feet tall. It’s common for a giraffe to measure close to 15 feet tall.
If you can picture the height of two giraffes, it will give you an idea of how tall 30 feet is.
7. 8 Golf clubs
Golf clubs come in different sizes. For example, the putter is shorter than the driver and irons.
But on average, the driver that many people use on the course will be 48 inches or four feet long.
If you have a golf driver, imagine having eight of them together in a row and they will be close to 30 feet in length.
Anacondas are some of the largest snakes in the world and are known for their swimming ability. Anacondas can grow to be nearly 30 feet long and weigh over 250 pounds.
Some have even been known to be 100 feet or 30 meters long. This giant snake, also called a “water boa,” lives in swamps and rivers. It has olive-green skin, often with many black rings or spots.
9. 3 Teletubbies
While the baby-friendly-sized television idols, the Teletubbies, appear to be just the right size for small kids.
Up close and personal, they are bigger than Barney and Big Bird. Po, the smallest, is over six feet tall, while Tinky Winky looms around 10 feet tall.
That makes for a costume that weighs more than 30 lbs. Three Tinky Winky’s on top of one another is 30 feet.
10. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is constructed on a four-acre site along the Tidal Basin of the National Mall.
The centerpiece of the memorial is a 30-foot statue of Dr. King, featuring his likeness carved into the Stone of Hope, which emerges powerfully from two large boulders, known as the Mountain of Despair.
Surrounding the statue of Dr. King is a 450-foot long Inscription Wall, which features 14 quotes from King’s speeches, sermons and writings.
11. A 3-Story Building
On average, each floor of a building is approx 10 feet. So, it’s easy to assume that a three-story building is about 30 feet tall.
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.