The length of many items that are currently around us differs in great regard. The amazing thing in most instances is the fact that you cannot make use of just your bare eyes to accurately tell how long an item is.
However, great examples would help you make more accurate guesses. If you’re interested in learning about items that are 5.5 meters long, stay tuned till the end of this piece. There are lots of amazing discoveries to be made!
1. Half of a Utility Pole
Utility poles are poles that carry overhead electric power lines and various public utilities, such as electrical cable, fiber optic cable, and related equipment, such as transformers and streetlights.
Depending on its application, it can be called a transmission pole, telephone pole, telecommunication pole, power pole, hydro pole, telegraph pole, or telegraph post. In South Australia, Stobie poles are multi-purpose poles made of two steel joists divided by a slab of concrete in the middle.
In order to keep cables insulated from the ground and out of the way of vehicles and people, utility poles are used to route electrical wires. Utility poles can be made from wood, metal, concrete, or composite materials like fiberglass. Utility poles are usually around 11 meters long. Hence, half the length of a utility pole is around 5.5 meters.
2. Twice the length of Andre the Giant
A French-Bulgarian professional wrestler and actor, André René Roussimoff was better known by his ring name André the Giant. He was over seven feet tall due to gigantism caused by excessive growth hormones (acromegaly). As a result, he was called “The Eighth Wonder of the World”.
Roussimoff began his career in 1966 and relocated to North America in 1971. As a roving “special attraction” during the 1970s and ’80s, Roussimoff worked for WWWF promoter Vincent Mahon, who promoted Roussimoff in US promotions as well as Japanese promotions with New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
Andre the Giant was around 2.25 meters long off the surface of the earth. Hence, to get a length of 5.5 meters above the surface of the earth. Imagine two Andres standing on top of each other.
Motorhomes (or motor coaches) are a type of self-propelled recreational vehicle (RV) that provides mobile living space. They typically accommodate two to eight people.
A motorhome’s sleeping spaces can either be fixed or converted from another part of the interior, usually a fold-out sofa. Kitchenettes are equipped with cooking equipment. Each motorhome makes and models include different types of equipment, but a kitchenette usually has a stovetop, oven, refrigerator, and sink.
A microwave may also be included in more luxurious models. The motorhome usually includes a small bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. Typically, a motorhome’s toilet will be of the “cassette toilet” type, which is a portable toilet or a container-based toilet.
Some motorhomes have swiveling toilets that can be accessed from outside. A shower cubicle is often included in larger motorhomes. All of these features add up to 5.5 meters in length for a motorhome.
4. Two Christmas Trees
Originally originating in Germany in association with Saint Boniface, a Christmas tree is a decorated tree, traditionally one made from evergreen conifers such as fir, spruce, or pine, or one that is artificially made.
German Protestant Christians brought decorated trees into their homes in early modern Germany, originating in medieval Livonia (today’s Estonia and Latvia). In the second half of the 19th century, it became popular beyond Lutheran areas in Germany and the Baltic governorates, and at first among the upper classes.
“Roses made of colored paper, apples, wafers, and sweetmeats were traditionally decorated with the tree.” Nowadays, ornaments such as garlands, baubles, tinsel, and candy canes are available in a wide variety of traditional and modern styles. Most Christmas trees are 2.25 meters long, hence the length for two is 5.5 meters.
5. Blue Marlin
This species of marlin is endemic to the Atlantic Ocean (Makaira nigricans). The Indo-Pacific blue marlin, also known as the blue marlin, is closely related and usually considered conspecific. Nonetheless, some authorities regard both species as distinct.
The blue marlin feeds on a wide range of organisms near the surface of the ocean. By knifing through a school of fish or other prey with its bill, it can stun, injure, or kill its prey, then return to eat it. The marlin is popular among fishermen.
Because of its relatively high-fat content, it is valuable meat in certain markets. The fish is nationally recognized in The Bahamas and appears on the coat of arms of the nation. Female Blue Marlins grow in length than the males to a length of around 5.5 meters.
6. Truck Campers
Recreational vehicles like truck campers are usually considered to be the most versatile. They can go nearly anywhere a pickup truck can go.
It is believed that the first truck campers appeared in the mid-50s. Howard Cree, based in Saline, Michigan, built the Cree Truck Coach, and Walter King, based in Torrance, California, built the Sport King. King developed the first cab-over camper.
On Navy Pier in Chicago, the first Cree models were displayed at a sports-and-travel show in 1945. Truck Campers are usually around 5.5 meters long.
7. Twice the Height of Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal, commonly called “Shaq”, is an American former professional basketball player and entrepreneur who is currently a sports analyst on TNT’s Inside the NBA. O’Neal is considered one of the best basketball players and centers of all time.
In his 19-year NBA career, he played for six teams and won four championships. Also, he is a 2.25 meters and 325-pound center. Hence, twice Shaq’s height is exactly 5.5 meters.
The dimension of stuff has been an interest of mine ever since I was a child. What I believe is most fascinating about the dimension of stuff is how extremely long, tall and wide some objects are both on earth and in the universe.