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How big is 85 cubic yards?

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It's about six times as big as a Concrete Mixer Truck.
In other words, 85 cubic yards is 5.9 times the size of a Concrete Mixer Truck, and the size of a Concrete Mixer Truck is 0.17 times that amount.
(a.k.a. cement mixer, a.k.a. cement mixer truck, a.k.a. cement transport truck, a.k.a. concrete mixer, a.k.a. concrete transport truck, a.k.a. in-transit mixer)(standard size; drum capacity)
A concrete mixer truck has a drum volume of up to 14 cubic yards. Concrete mixer trucks can be in transit for about 90 minutes before the concrete dries — if the concrete dries while in the drum, jackhammers or even dynamite must be used to remove it.
It's about one-thirty-fifth as big as a Hot Air Balloon.
In other words, the size of a Hot Air Balloon is 33 times 85 cubic yards.
(four-person capacity; envelope volume; average)
The average volume of a hot air balloon sufficient to lift four adults is 2,900 cubic yards. Typically made of nylon or dacron, a balloon envelope of this size typically weighs just 88 kg (190 lbs).
It's about one-fortieth as big as an Olympic Swimming Pool.
In other words, the size of an Olympic Swimming Pool is 38 times 85 cubic yards.
(FINA regulation; (minimum capacity)
According to the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), a swimming pool for Olympic and world championship events must measure 50 m by 25 m with a depth of at least 2 m for a total volume of 3,300 cubic yards. A pool of this size was to be used in Olympic time trials in New Jersey in early 2008, but its component pieces were stolen from a warehouse, likely to be sold for scrap metal.
It's about one-ninetieth as big as The Goodyear Blimp.
In other words, 85 cubic yards is 0.0113 times the size of The Goodyear Blimp, and the size of The Goodyear Blimp is 88.5 times that amount.
(for GZ-20A) The Goodyear GZ-20 model Blimp measures 7,510 cubic yards in total volume. A December, 1929 college football game between the University of Florida Gators and the University of Oregon Webfoots (later the University of Oregon Ducks) began with the blimp dropping a parachute-equipped ball from a height of 61 m (200 ft) to the field below.
It's about 90 times as big as a Hot Tub.
In other words, 85 cubic yards is 90.4 times the size of a Hot Tub, and the size of a Hot Tub is 0.0111 times that amount.
(for Lifesmart Rock Solid Simplicity Plug and Play 4 Person Spa With 12 Jets) (a.k.a. Spa, a.k.a. Jacuzzi, a.k.a. Whirlpool) (Advertised Capacity)
An average, four-person hot tub holds 0.94 cubic yards of water. Modern hot tubs became popular outside of Japan starting in about 1940.
It's about one-four-hundredth as big as The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
In other words, 85 cubic yards is 0.00254 times the size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and the size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is 394 times that amount.
(Washington, D.C.)
The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool holds approximately 33,400 cubic yards of water. The Pool has a sloping bottom and extends to 80 cm (30 in) deep in its center.
It's about 400 times as big as a Bathtub.
In other words, 85 cubic yards is 410 times the size of a Bathtub, and the size of a Bathtub is 0.0024 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 0.21 cubic yards. 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.