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How big is 12 cups?

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It's about as big as a Human Stomach.
It's about three-fifths as big as The Blood in a Human Body.
In other words, the size of The Blood in a Human Body is 2 times 12 cups.
(for 70 kg body; average altitude; average)
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as big as an Ostrich Egg.
In other words, the size of an Ostrich Egg is 0.5747 times 12 cups.
(Struthio camelus) (for common ostrich; average)
It's about half as big as a Bowling Ball.
In other words, 12 cups is 0.53878791238 times the size of a Bowling Ball, and the size of a Bowling Ball is 1.856017882 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
It's about two-fifths as big as a Basketball.
In other words, 12 cups is 0.39963009948 times the size of a Basketball, and the size of a Basketball is 2.5023140181 times that amount.
(NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A NBA official ball, manufactured by Spalding, is a Size 7 ball and measures about 30.027768218 cups. The surface of these balls have 4,118 pebbles with a diameter of 2.5 mm each.
It's about one-third as big as a Bowling Ball (packed).
In other words, 12 cups is 0.34482426392 times the size of a Bowling Ball (packed), and the size of a Bowling Ball (packed) is 2.9000279407 times that amount.
(64% packing density) (USBC specifications; tenpin)
It's about one-fourth as big as a Basketball (packed).
In other words, 12 cups is 0.25576326366 times the size of a Basketball (packed), and the size of a Basketball (packed) is 3.9098656535 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 30.027768218 cups. These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm