5 Things That Are About 53 Meters (m) Long

In this article, we will be sharing a list of items that are 53 meters long.

1. 2 Blue Whales

Scientists have confirmed that the blue whale is the largest mammal on earth. This type of whale which is also known as the Sulfur-bottom whale has a weight of approximately 150 tons and it can be as long as 26 meters.

What this means is that two blue whales combined will be as long as 53 meters. In all oceans, the blue whale can be found alone or in small groups, but concentrations in the Southern Hemisphere are substantially bigger. 

Blue whales can be observed routinely in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and off the beaches of Monterey, California, and Mexico in the Northern Hemisphere. They eventually end up in the polar seas, eating krill, which are shrimp-like crustaceans. Owing to the rate at which they are hunted for commercial purposes, blue whales have been declared an endangered species.

2. Mahabodhi Temple

This structure was built by one of the ancient emperors as a means to celebrate the Buddha’s enlightenment. This is why the temple is also known as the Great Enlightenment Temple of India. 

It has been identified by UNESCO as a world heritage site and it attracts a lot of visitors from across the world. The current Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya consists of a 53-meter-high grand Temple, the Vajrasana, the sacred Bodhi Tree, and six other sacred sites of Buddha’s enlightenment, all of which are surrounded by various ancient Votive stupas and are well-kept and shielded by inner, middle, and outer spherical boundary lines. The Lotus Pond, the seventh sacred site, is located to the south of the boundary. 

Both the temple and the Lotus Pond are surrounded by two or three layers of circulating corridors, and the ensemble’s area is 5 m below the surrounding land’s level.

3. Half of The Big Ben 

The official name of this historic site and national monument is the clock tower. However, most people love to call it Big Ben, and the nickname kind of became more popular than the real name itself.

When it was finished in 1859, the clock was the world’s largest and most accurate four-faced striking and chiming clock. The tower is 316 feet (96 meters) tall, with 334 steps from ground level to the belfry. With a height of around 96 meters, the half of Big Ben would be around 53 meters. 

The tower is a globally recognized British cultural landmark. It is one of the most well-known symbols of the United Kingdom and parliamentary democracy, and it is frequently used in the opening sequences of films set in London. It is almost impossible to miss in real life and a lot of people, tourists especially, often gather there for pictures. 

4. Half of a Football Pitch

Football is arguably the most popular sport in the world with participants and fans from almost every corner of the planet. The place where the sport is played is called a football pitch or stadium and a standard football pitch measures 105 meters.

It is made this big to accommodate a seamless flow between the 11 players on both ends which sums up to 22 players. A football pitch divided into half will be 53 meters long. 

There are usually a lot of lines drawn on the football pitch and all of these lines are important. All of the pitch’s line-markings are part of the defined area. A ball on or over the touchline, for example, remains on the field of play, and a foul committed over the penalty area’s boundary line results in a penalty.

To be out of play, a ball must entirely cross the touchline, and a ball must completely pass the goal line (between the goalposts) before a goal can be scored; if any portion of the ball is still on or above the line, the ball is still in play.

5. 3 Bowling lane 

These are sometimes referred to as bowling alleys and their history dates as far back as the 1830s. A bowling lane is a long, straight rectangular alley with two gutters for bowling balls on either side. The approach area, which has a foul line that cannot be passed, is located at the front of the lane. Gutters or canals flank the middle of the lane. 

The bowling pit is located at the end of the lane and houses the bowling pins as well as any bowling pin gear. A bowling lane is usually 18 meters long and that multiplied by three is 53 meters.