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How long is 23 centimeters?

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It's about three-tenths as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, 23 centimeters is 0.290 times the length of a Man's Footstep, and the length of a Man's Footstep is 3.40 times that amount.
(for healthy, middle-aged man of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a man's step is 79 centimeters, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 160 centimeters. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-third as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 2.90 times 23 centimeters.
(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 66 centimeters, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 130 centimeters. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about three-fifths as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, 23 centimeters is 0.6040 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 1.660 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.079375 cm of 38.1 cm in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about four-and-a-half times as tall as a Golf Tee.
In other words, the height of a Golf Tee is 0.230 times 23 centimeters.
The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 5.4 cm 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 sixteen times as long as an Aspirin.
In other words, the length of an Aspirin is 0.063 times 23 centimeters.
(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 1.40 centimeters 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 150 times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.0071 times 23 centimeters.
(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 0.170 centimeters 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 200 times as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 23 centimeters is 184 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.00543 times that amount.
(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.1250 centimeters. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 1,510 centimeters in height.