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It's about seven-tenths as tall as a sheet of Paper.
In other words, the height of a sheet of Paper is 1 times 74.80 microns.
(for US Letter, a.k.a. ANSI A; 215.9mm by 279.4mm (8.5 in x 11 in); 20lb)
A single sheet of 20 lb, 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper is just 100 microns thick. This style of paper weighs a mere 5 g per sheet.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, the length of a Grain of Sand is 16.70 times 74.80 microns.
(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 1,250 microns. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 15,100,000 microns in height.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 23 times 74.80 microns.
(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 1,700 microns 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-two-hundredth as long as an Aspirin.
In other words, 74.80 microns is 0.0053 times the length of an Aspirin, and the length of an Aspirin is 190 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 14,000 microns 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 one-seven-hundredth as tall as a Golf Tee.
In other words, 74.80 microns is 0.0014 times the height of a Golf Tee, and the height of a Golf Tee is 710 times that amount.
The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 54,000 microns 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."
It's about one-five-thousandth as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, 74.80 microns is 0.000196 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 5,100 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 794 microns of 381,000 microns in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about one-nine-thousandth as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, 74.80 microns is 0.00011 times the length of a Woman's Footstep, and the length of a Woman's Footstep is 9,100 times that amount.
(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 660,000 microns, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 1,300,000 microns. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s