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How big is 1,400 drops?

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It's about as big as an Egg (Chicken).
(hen; USDA large size; uncooked)
A typical egg — of large size as defined by the United State Department of Agriculture — has a volume of 1,400 drops. Each year, American farms produce 69,000,000,000 eggs.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as a Golf Ball (packed).
In other words, 1,400 drops is 1.10115992 times the size of a Golf Ball (packed), and the size of a Golf Ball (packed) is 0.908133307 times that amount.
() (per R&A-USGA Rules of Golf)
Dictated by the Rules of Golf (as approved by the United States Golf Association and the Rules Committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews), a golf ball must have a volume of at least 813.68 drops. Golf balls are not required to have the familiar dimpled pattern, but the design has been popular since its invention in 1905 because it reduces drag while increasing lift.
It's about three-fifths as big as a Puck (Hockey).
In other words, 1,400 drops is 0.6043165657 times the size of a Puck (Hockey), and the size of a Puck (Hockey) is 1.654761853 times that amount.
(Ice hockey)
A standard ice hockey puck measures about 2,316.666594 drops. Hockey pucks can be shot or passed at speeds of up to 160 kph (99 mph) during games.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as big as a Golf Ball.
In other words, 1,400 drops is 1.7205624 times the size of a Golf Ball, and the size of a Golf Ball is 0.58120531 times that amount.
(per R&A-USGA Rules of Golf)
According to the Rules of Golf (as approved by the United States Golf Association and the Rules Committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews), a golf ball must have a volume of at least 813.68 drops. Golf balls are not required to have the familiar dimpled pattern, but the design has been popular since its invention in 1905 because it reduces drag while increasing lift.
It's about two-fifths as big as a Tennis Ball.
In other words, 1,400 drops is 0.4444 times the size of a Tennis Ball, and the size of a Tennis Ball is 2.25 times that amount.
(ITF Standard; for Type 2 ball)
Per International Tennis Federation standard, regulation tennis balls must measure 6.54 cm to 6.86 cm in diameter, for a total volume of 3,150 drops. Competition balls are also tested for bounce height, with the standards requiring that a ball dropped from 254 cm must bounce back to a height of 135 cm to 147 cm.
It's about one-third as big as a Baseball.
In other words, 1,400 drops is 0.3327398726 times the size of a Baseball, and the size of a Baseball is 3.005350673 times that amount.
(MLB rules)
Per Major League Baseball rules, a baseball must measure between about 4,034.666832 drops and 4,380.315052 drops. A major league pitcher can throw a baseball at up to 150 kph (91 mph) in a fastball pitch.
It's about three-and-a-half times as big as a Marshmallow.
In other words, the size of a Marshmallow is 0.29 times 1,400 drops.
A regular marshmallow measures about 8,000 drops. In the 1984 movie Ghostbusters, a monster known as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was a fictional mascot of a marshmallow company, brought to life by supernatural forces and made gigantic — measuring 34.3 m tall in this form.