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How long is 16 milimeters?

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It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as an Aspirin.
In other words, the length of an Aspirin is 0.91 times 16 milimeters.
(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
It's about three-tenths as tall as a Golf Tee.
In other words, the height of a Golf Tee is 3.3 times 16 milimeters.
It's about nine-and-a-half times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.11 times 16 milimeters.
(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 thirteen times as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 16 milimeters is 12.8 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.0781 times that amount.
(medium grain)
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, the height of a Bowling Pin is 23.8 times 16 milimeters.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
It's about one-fortieth as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 42 times 16 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 one-fiftieth as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 50 times 16 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