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It's about one-thirty-thousandth as tall as Burj Dubai
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.00003620 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 27,600 times that amount.
(formally Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. Dubai Tower, a.k.a. برج خليفة) (Dubai, UAE) (to roof)
Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world, stands 82,800 centimeters to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 57,700 centimeters on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 28,500 centimeters on the 78th floor.
It's about one-thirty-thousandth as tall as Olo'upena Falls
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.000033330 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 30,000 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 90,010 centimeters in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.
It's about one-thirty-thousandth as tall as Tugela Falls
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.00003160 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 31,600 times that amount.
(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 94,800 centimeters in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about one-thirty-five-thousandth as tall as Angel Falls
In other words, the height of Angel Falls is 32,700 times 3 centimeters.
(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 97,900 centimeters. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about one-thirty-five-thousandth as long as The Navy Pier
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 30,000 times 3 centimeters.
(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 90,000 centimeters in total length. Originally named Municipal Pier #2, the pier was renamed Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of Naval personnel stationed there during World War I.
It's about one-thirty-five-thousandth as tall as The Three Sisters Falls
In other words, the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 30,000 times 3 centimeters.
(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 90,000 centimeters in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about one-sixty-five-thousandth as long as The Preakness Stakes
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.00001569780 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 63,703.190 times that amount.
(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 191,109.60 centimeters. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.