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It's about one-six-hundred-fiftieth as long as a Cricket Pitch
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.00149129 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 670.560 times that amount.
(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 2,011.680 centimeters. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 72 centimeters tall including the bails.
It's about one-nine-hundredth as long as Baseball base distances
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.0010936 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 914.410 times that amount.
(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 2,743.20 centimeters. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 1,560 times 3 centimeters.
(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 4,690 centimeters tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 1,600 times 3 centimeters.
(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 4,900 centimeters tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.0005809 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 1,721 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 5,164 centimeters from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about one-two-thousandth as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.000532 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 1,880 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 5,640 centimeters tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about one-two-thousandth as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.000521 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 1,920 times that amount.
(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 5,760 centimeters tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.