7 Things That Are About 27 Feet (ft) long

There are a lot of items that are about the same length as 27 feet, which is 8.3 meters. Do you know that a wedding gown that long exists? Relax and read on to learn more about it, as well as other wonderful objects in this intriguing piece that measure up to 27 feet long.

1. London bus 

The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, which are well-known as London landmarks, are around 27 feet long.

The buses were considered to be well-designed for travel in London traffic because they had an open door for passengers to board and disembark even when the vehicle was going at low speeds, as well as a full-time conductor to collect fares.

2. 2 Volkswagen beetle 

The need for a people’s car (Volkswagen in German), as well as its concept and functional objectives, were developed by Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany. For his country’s new road network, Hitler envisioned a low-cost, uncomplicated car that could be mass-produced (Reichsautobahn). 

The first production was provided for an additional dues premium to members of the National Socialist Party, but the Spanish Civil War diverted most production resources to military vehicles to support the Nationalists under Francisco Franco. 

Despite being designed in the 1930s, due to World War II, civilian Beetles were only produced in large numbers by the end of the 1940s. The Volkswagen Type 1 was the car’s internal designation, and it was sold simply as the Volkswagen. Volkswagen 1200, 1300, 1500, 1302, or 1303 were the model numbers for later vehicles, with the first three indicating engine displacement and the latter two indicating model numbers. 

The Volkswagen Beetle is a compact car with a long wheelbase and a total length of about 13.5 feet, resulting in a joint length of 27 feet when two of them are combined.

3. Mariah Carey’s wedding dress 

When you’re a diva, you’re a diva for life! On June 5, 1993, Mariah married her mentor, former record producer Tommy Mottola, in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.

The elaborate $500,000 event, which was supposedly inspired by Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ wedding (and this was before everyone was infatuated with The Crown! ), was fit for royalty. 

Mariah even wore a Vera Wang over-the-top dress inspired by Princess Diana, replete with a 10-foot veil and 27-foot train. The gown is expected to cost around $25,000. 

The guest list included Barbra Streisand, Michael Bolton, Bruce Springsteen, Dick Clark, and Ozzy Osbourne, among others. 

The couple filed for divorce in 1997, ending Mariah’s musical fairy tale romance.

4. Catalina 27 

The Catalina 27 is a sailboat designed by Frank V. Butler and Robert Finch in the United States. The design was manufactured from 1971 to 1991 and became one of the most popular sailing keelboats of all time. 

1500 boats were completed and sold in the first three years of manufacturing. There were a total of 6662 instances completed. 

In 1991, the Catalina 270 took over the production of the design.

The sailboat has a length of approximately 27 feet. 

5. 27 feet stalagmite in cathedral caverns state park Alabama 

When it comes to vacation destinations or caving, Alabama isn’t always the first state that comes to mind. However, the Deep South State boasts some of the top caverns in the country that are open to the public. Since the 1950s, their Cathedral Cavern State Park has been developed as a tourist destination. Alabama is so much more than the idyllic boyhood backdrop of Forrest Gump. 

There are deep and intriguing caverns down in beautiful home Alabama, where the skies are so blue. 

The Cathedral Caverns were formerly known as Bat Cave, but they were given a new and more fitting name to reflect their cathedral-like appearance. The state bought them in 1987 and opened them as a public park in 2000.

The “Goliath,” one of the world’s largest stalagmites, may be found in the caverns. The “caveman” perched on a flowstone wall, a vast stalagmite forest, and a “frozen” waterfall are among the other attractions. A stalagmite that is 27 feet tall but only 3 inches broad – the inverse of the “Goliath” Stalagmite – is one of the more perplexing stone formations in the tunnels.

6. Glendon Giant Perogy

Glenn, an Alberta village, north of St. Paul, unveiled its roadside plaque to the perogy in 1993. The town’s Giant Perogy, complete with fork, stands 27 feet tall and weighs approximately 6,000 pounds. It is one of the “Giants of the Prairies,” a collection of massive sculptures found throughout North America’s prairie region. 

The fork was added to the sculpture to give viewers a sense of what it was supposed to be. Passers-by were perplexed by the first design, which lacked a fork. “The first design didn’t have a fork, but then people passed by and thought it looked like a cow pie or something,” said Johnny Demienko, who conceived the artwork while serving as the town’s mayor and a school bus driver. 

Perogy Cafe is located next to the Giant Perogy, which was built using steel and fiberglass. Perogy Cafe provides Ukrainian and Chinese perogies and is the only restaurant in this little village. The perogy, which is related to the dumpling, is a popular Eastern European dish.

7. Standard US Ammo belt 

An ammunition belt is a firearm mechanism that is used to bundle and feed cartridges for rapid-firing automatic weapons like machine guns. Belt-fed systems reduce the proportional weight of the ammunition apparatus concerning the rest of the weapon system, allowing for high rates of continuous firing without the need for frequent magazine changes.

 Belt capacity and accompanying belt containers are normally restricted by weight and bulk, and their size is limited by caliber and the weapon’s and ammunition’s combined portability. The most common ammo capacity on a man-portable weapon system is between 50 and 300 rounds.

One of the most widely held urban legends is that the phrase “the whole nine yards” originated during WWII. The standard ammo belt for aircraft machine guns in the United States was 27 feet long, or nine yards. When a gunner’s ammo was depleted, it was claimed that he had fired the entire nine yards at the enemy.