It's about as long as an Aspirin
(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 0.550 inches 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 one-fourth as tall as a Golf Tee
In other words, 0.550 inches is 0.260 times the height of a Golf Tee, and the height of a Golf Tee is 3.80 times that amount.The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 2.10 inches 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 eight times as wide as a Strand of Spaghetti
In other words, 0.550 inches is 8.20 times the width of a Strand of Spaghetti, and the width of a Strand of Spaghetti is 0.120 times that amount.(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 0.067 inches 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 eleven times as long as a Grain of Sand
In other words, 0.550 inches is 11.20 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.0893 times that amount.(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.0492 inches. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 594 inches in height.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as a Bowling Pin
In other words, the height of a Bowling Pin is 27.20 times 0.550 inches.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.0313 inches of 15 inches in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about one-fiftieth as long as a Woman's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 48 times 0.550 inches.(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 26 inches, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 52 inches. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-fifty-fifth as long as a Man's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 56 times 0.550 inches.(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 31 inches, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 62 inches. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s