It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as an Aspirin.
In other words, the length of an Aspirin is 0.910 times 16 milimeters.(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 14 mm 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 three-tenths as tall as a Golf Tee.
In other words, the height of a Golf Tee is 3.30 times 16 milimeters.The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 54 milimeters 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 nine-and-a-half times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.110 times 16 milimeters.(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 1.7 mm 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 thirteen times as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 16 milimeters is 12.80 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.0781 times that amount.(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 1.25 mm. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 15,100 milimeters in height.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, the height of a Bowling Pin is 23.80 times 16 milimeters.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.7940 milimeters of 381 milimeters 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-fortieth as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 42 times 16 milimeters.(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 660 milimeters, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 1,300 milimeters. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-fiftieth as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 50 times 16 milimeters.(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 790 milimeters, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 1,600 milimeters. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s