It's about 9,000 times as big as Spaceship Earth (EPCOT Center)
In other words, 38,000,000,000,000 tablespoons is 9,100 times the size of Spaceship Earth (EPCOT Center), and the size of Spaceship Earth (EPCOT Center) is 0.00011 times that amount.(a.k.a. EPCOT Center) (Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida) (total structure volume)
Spaceship Earth, the iconic structure at the heart of Walt Disney World Resort's Epcot (formerly EPCOT Center), has a total volume of 4,200,000,000 tablespoons. The outer structure of the sphere features a gutter system that channels all rainwater into nearby World Showcase Lagoon instead of simply falling off the surface of the sphere.
It's about 15,000 times as big as The Capitol Rotunda (US)
In other words, the size of The Capitol Rotunda (US) is 0.0000670 times 38,000,000,000,000 tablespoons.(formally United States Capitol rotunda) (Washington, D. C.) (total chamber volume)
The Capitol rotunda measures 2,500,000,000 tablespoons in total volume. Beneath the Capitol lies a crypt that was built to hold the remains of President George Washington, but according to his wishes, Washington was entered at his family home and the crypt remains empty.
It's about 20,000 times as big as The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
In other words, 38,000,000,000,000 tablespoons is 21,900 times the size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and the size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is 0.00004570 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool holds approximately 1,720,000,000 tablespoons of water. The Pool has a sloping bottom and extends to 80 cm (30 in) deep in its center.
It's about 100,000 times as big as The Goodyear Blimp
In other words, 38,000,000,000,000 tablespoons is 97,900 times the size of The Goodyear Blimp, and the size of The Goodyear Blimp is 0.00001020 times that amount.(for GZ-20A)
The Goodyear GZ-20 model Blimp measures 388,000,000 tablespoons in total volume. A December, 1929 college football game between the University of Florida Gators and the University of Oregon Webfoots (later the University of Oregon Ducks) began with the blimp dropping a parachute-equipped ball from a height of 61 m (200 ft) to the field below.
It's about 200,000 times as big as an Olympic Swimming Pool
In other words, 38,000,000,000,000 tablespoons is 220,000 times the size of an Olympic Swimming Pool, and the size of an Olympic Swimming Pool is 0.00000450 times that amount.(FINA regulation; (minimum capacity)
According to the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), a swimming pool for Olympic and world championship events must measure 50 m by 25 m with a depth of at least 2 m for a total volume of 170,000,000 tablespoons. A pool of this size was to be used in Olympic time trials in New Jersey in early 2008, but its component pieces were stolen from a warehouse, likely to be sold for scrap metal.
It's about 250,000 times as big as a Hot Air Balloon
In other words, the size of a Hot Air Balloon is 0.00000380 times 38,000,000,000,000 tablespoons.(four-person capacity; envelope volume; average)
The average volume of a hot air balloon sufficient to lift four adults is 150,000,000 tablespoons. Typically made of nylon or dacron, a balloon envelope of this size typically weighs just 88 kg (190 lbs).
It's about 0.0000003 times as big as The Gulf of Mexico
In other words, 38,000,000,000,000 tablespoons is 0.00000023090 times the size of The Gulf of Mexico, and the size of The Gulf of Mexico is 4,331,000 times that amount.(water volume)
The Gulf of Mexico contains 164,600,000,000,000,000,000.0000000000000000000000000 tablespoons of water. Every second, the Mississippi River empties 811,500,000 tablespoons of water into the Gulf.