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How big is 48,000 cubic yards?

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It's about 3,500,000,000 times as big as a Gumball (packed).
In other words, the size of a Gumball (packed) is 0.000000000270 times 48,000 cubic yards.
(64% packing density) (commercial-grade vending machine standard size)
The standard size gumball for a commercial grade vending machine has a volume of 0.0000120 cubic yards. Walter Diemer, an accountant at the Fleer Company in Philadelphia, is the man responsible for bubblegum's traditional pink color, as pink was the only food coloring in the company's factory when he made his first successful batch of gum.
It's about 4,000,000,000 times as big as a Gumball.
In other words, 48,000 cubic yards is 4,100,000,000 times the size of a Gumball, and the size of a Gumball is 0.000000000240 times that amount.
(commercial-grade vending machine standard size)
The standard size gumball for a commercial grade vending machine has a volume of 0.0000120 cubic yards. Walter Diemer, an accountant at the Fleer Company in Philadelphia, is the man responsible for bubblegum's traditional pink color, as pink was the only food coloring in the company's factory when he made his first successful batch of gum.
It's about 0.00000000002 times as big as The Gulf of Mexico.
In other words, 48,000 cubic yards is 0.000000000015080 times the size of The Gulf of Mexico, and the size of The Gulf of Mexico is 66,310,000,000 times that amount.
(water volume)
The Gulf of Mexico contains 3,184,000,000,000,000.00000000000000000000 cubic yards of water. Every second, the Mississippi River empties 15,700 cubic yards of water into the Gulf.
It's about 0.00000000000003 times as big as Earth's Oceans.
In other words, 48,000 cubic yards is 0.0000000000000260 times the size of Earth's Oceans, and the size of Earth's Oceans is 38,000,000,000,000 times that amount.
(Total water volume of Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Southern Oceans) (estimated)
Over 97% of the Earth's water is found in the planet's five oceans for a total volume of about 1,800,000,000,000,000,000.000000000000000000000 cubic yards. The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean, covering 165,760,000 sq. km — more than double the area of the Atlantic Ocean at 82,400,000 sq. km.