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It's about half as big as a Beer Keg.
In other words, 117 cups is 0.4720 times the size of a Beer Keg, and the size of a Beer Keg is 2.120 times that amount.
(Half barrel; maximum capacity)
The most common keg size sold by US beer sellers is a half-barrel type with a volume of 248 cups. This type of keg contains the equivalent of 165 1.50 cups cans of beer.
It's about two-and-a-half times as big as a Basketball (packed).
In other words, 117 cups is 2.49369182060 times the size of a Basketball (packed), and the size of a Basketball (packed) is 0.401011861910 times that amount.
(64% packing density) (NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A NBA official ball, manufactured by Spalding, is a Size 7 ball measures about 30.027768218 cups. These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm
It's about one-third as big as a Car Gas Tank.
In other words, 117 cups is 0.3660 times the size of a Car Gas Tank, and the size of a Car Gas Tank is 2.730 times that amount.
(for 2009 Ford Taurus)
A car gas tank (for example, that of a 2009 Ford Taurus) holds 320 cups of gas. In contrast, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile — the first mass-produced car — had a fuel capacity of just 84.50 cups.
It's about three-and-a-half times as big as a Bowling Ball (packed).
In other words, 117 cups is 3.36203657320 times the size of a Bowling Ball (packed), and the size of a Bowling Ball (packed) is 0.297438763150 times that amount.
(64% packing density) (USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling ball should measure at least 10.795 cm (4.25 in) in radius for a total volume of about 22.2722145850 cups. Because regulation balls measure the same diameter irrespective of their weight, ball density varies by size and balls weighing less than about 5 kg (11 lbs) will float in water.
It's about four times as big as a Basketball.
In other words, 117 cups is 3.89639346990 times the size of a Basketball, and the size of a Basketball is 0.256647591610 times that amount.
(NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A NBA official ball, manufactured by Spalding, is a Size 7 ball and measures about 30.027768218 cups. The surface of these balls have 4,118 pebbles with a diameter of 2.5 mm each.
It's about five-and-a-half times as big as a Bowling Ball.
In other words, 117 cups is 5.25318214570 times the size of a Bowling Ball, and the size of a Bowling Ball is 0.190360808410 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling ball should measure at least 10.795 cm (4.25 in) in radius for a total volume of about 22.2722145850 cups. Because regulation balls measure the same diameter irrespective of their weight, ball density varies by size and balls weighing less than about 5 kg (11 lbs) will float in water.
It's about one-fifth as big as a Bathtub.
In other words, 117 cups is 0.170 times the size of a Bathtub, and the size of a Bathtub is 5.90 times that amount.
(a.k.a. bath, a.k.a. tub) (for Bootz Industries Aloha 5 ft. Left Hand Drain Soaking Tub)
The capacity of a typical bathtub is 680 cups. Historically, bathtubs have been made of various materials including marble, terracotta, silver, gold, and iron but the size and shape of the tubs has changed little in their 7,000 year history.