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How big is 48,000 cubic yards?

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It's about 500,000 times as big as a Car Gas Tank.
In other words, 48,000 cubic yards is 485,000 times the size of a Car Gas Tank, and the size of a Car Gas Tank is 0.000002060 times that amount.
(for 2009 Ford Taurus)
A car gas tank (for example, that of a 2009 Ford Taurus) holds 0.099 cubic yards of gas. In contrast, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile — the first mass-produced car — had a fuel capacity of just 0.0262 cubic yards.
It's about 650,000 times as big as a Beer Keg.
In other words, 48,000 cubic yards is 625,000 times the size of a Beer Keg, and the size of a Beer Keg is 0.00000160 times that amount.
(Half barrel; maximum capacity)
The most common keg size sold by US beer sellers is a half-barrel type with a volume of 0.0768 cubic yards. This type of keg contains the equivalent of 165 0.000464 cubic yards cans of beer.
It's about 3,500,000 times as big as a Basketball (packed).
In other words, 48,000 cubic yards is 3,306,082.30760 times the size of a Basketball (packed), and the size of a Basketball (packed) is 0.000000302472808280 times that amount.
(64% packing density) (NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A NBA official ball, manufactured by Spalding, is a Size 7 ball measures about 0.00929196467 cubic yards. These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm
It's about 4,500,000 times as big as a Bowling Ball (packed).
In other words, 48,000 cubic yards is 4,457,314.86960 times the size of a Bowling Ball (packed), and the size of a Bowling Ball (packed) is 0.000000224350316110 times that amount.
(64% packing density) (USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling ball should measure at least 10.795 cm (4.25 in) in radius for a total volume of about 0.0068920417109 cubic yards. Because regulation balls measure the same diameter irrespective of their weight, ball density varies by size and balls weighing less than about 5 kg (11 lbs) will float in water.
It's about 5,000,000 times as big as a Basketball.
In other words, 48,000 cubic yards is 5,165,753.60590 times the size of a Basketball, and the size of a Basketball is 0.000000193582597290 times that amount.
(NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A NBA official ball, manufactured by Spalding, is a Size 7 ball and measures about 0.00929196467 cubic yards. The surface of these balls have 4,118 pebbles with a diameter of 2.5 mm each.
It's about 7,000,000 times as big as a Bowling Ball.
In other words, 48,000 cubic yards is 6,964,554.48380 times the size of a Bowling Ball, and the size of a Bowling Ball is 0.000000143584202310 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling ball should measure at least 10.795 cm (4.25 in) in radius for a total volume of about 0.0068920417109 cubic yards. Because regulation balls measure the same diameter irrespective of their weight, ball density varies by size and balls weighing less than about 5 kg (11 lbs) will float in water.
It's about 7,000,000 times as big as The Blood in a Human Body.
In other words, the size of The Blood in a Human Body is 0.0000001000 times 48,000 cubic yards.
(for 70 kg body; average altitude; average)
The volume of blood in the average human body is about 0.007 cubic yards. Persons living at high altitude, however, may have up to an additional 0.003 cubic yards of blood to compensate for the lower oxygen level.