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How big is 1 liters?

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It's about three-fifths as big as an Ostrich Egg.
In other words, 1 liters is 0.6127 times the size of an Ostrich Egg, and the size of an Ostrich Egg is 1.632 times that amount.
(Struthio camelus) (for common ostrich; average)
The largest egg produced by living birds, ostrich eggs measure about 1.6 L in volume. The eggs take about nine weeks to hatch, with males and females taking turns incubating them.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as big as a STARBUCKS Venti Coffee.
In other words, the size of a STARBUCKS Venti Coffee is 0.59 times 1 liters.
A STARBUCKS Venti coffee drink measures 0.59 liters. The name of the size, Venti, is the Italian word for twenty.
It's about two times as big as a Blood Donation.
In other words, the size of a Blood Donation is 0.5 times 1 liters.
(American Red Cross donation volume)
The typical donation amount when giving blood is about 0.5 L. Donated quantities of blood typically have a viable shelf life of about 42 days.
It's about half as big as a Human Stomach.
In other words, the size of a Human Stomach is 2 times 1 liters.
(human; adult)
An average adult human stomach has a volume of about 2 L. A newborn baby has a stomach capacity of just 0.03 liters.
It's about three times as big as a Baseball (packed).
In other words, 1 liters is 3.0421931 times the size of a Baseball (packed), and the size of a Baseball (packed) is 0.32871023 times that amount.
() (MLB rules)
Per Major League Baseball rules, a baseball must measure between about 0.20173334 liters and 0.21901575 liters. A major league pitcher can throw a fastball at up to 150 kph (91 mph).
It's about five times as big as a Baseball.
In other words, 1 liters is 4.753426751 times the size of a Baseball, and the size of a Baseball is 0.2103745471 times that amount.
(MLB rules)
Per Major League Baseball rules, a baseball must measure between about 0.2017333416 liters and 0.2190157526 liters. A major league pitcher can throw a baseball at up to 150 kph (91 mph) in a fastball pitch.
It's about one-fifth as big as The Blood in a Human Body.
In other words, the size of The Blood in a Human Body is 5 times 1 liters.
(for 70 kg body; average altitude; average)
The volume of blood in the average human body is about 5 L. Persons living at high altitude, however, may have up to an additional 2 L of blood to compensate for the lower oxygen level.