It's about as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
(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.
In other words, the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.7350 times 1.70 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.
In other words, 1.70 milimeters is 0.120 times the length of an Aspirin, and the length of an Aspirin is 8.30 times that amount.(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 long as a Strand of Hair.
It's about seventeen times as tall as a Human hair, Strand of.
It's about twenty times as tall as a sheet of Paper.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as a Golf Tee.
In other words, the height of a Golf Tee is 32 times 1.70 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."