It is quite fascinating how beautiful everything around us looks. All the objects you come across have distinct shapes and sizes. It would take forever to record the dimensions of everything you see, but the results are worth it.
The inch measurement is somewhat bigger than the centimeter, and most people seem confused when converting the figures. To convert from inches to centimeters, you need to multiply by 1 inch by 2.54 cm. If this conversion still does not cut it for you, consider using millimeters for accuracy.
If you are interested in learning the dimensions of items, this list covers items that are ¼ inches thick that you can see around you.
1. A Book
Books have been part of our lives for eons, and they play a significant role in educating the masses. You can find books as small as a few inches and the biggest in the world, around 13.71 feet.
Small books with a few pages can be around ¼ inches thick with less than 100 pages. This measurement primarily applies to notebooks.
Where there are books, you cannot miss a pen. Pens have evolved from thick reeds, quills, and brushes. Today they are made of plastic, aluminum, metal, or wood and with different ink colors.
There is no standard pen size in the world, but most are designed to fit the hand when writing perfectly. A normal pen for daily use can be around ¼ inches thick and 8 inches long.
Saucers were initially invented for serving sauces and condiments. Today, this term refers to shallow bowls or small plates that hold a cup. For example, tea and coffee saucers are almost the same size for easy carrying of the cups.
The thickness of the saucer will depend on its material and quality. Porcelain and ceramic saucers are thicker, reaching a thickness of up to ¼ inches. The thick material prevents it from breaking when it falls.
4. Mobile Phone
Mobile phones have evolved from bulky devices to smaller ones that you can easily pocket. Today’s smartphones weigh around 200.5 grams, while the first phone weighed 2.5 pounds.
In terms of thickness, smartphones average ¼ inches. The thinnest smartphone in the world is the Gionee Elfie S5 which is 0.22 inches thin.
Cookies are baked desserts or small, flat, and sweet snacks. Different cookie recipes give different tastes and sizes.
However, cookies must generally meet the thickness standards. The average cookie dough is around ¼ inches thick, which gives you a cookie with the same thickness.
6. USB Flash Drive
A USB flash drive, a USB stick, thumb drive, or pen drive is a plug-and-play portable storage device using flash memory.
The USB flash drive is light enough to attach to a keychain. These drives can replace compact disks and are very thin.
Most manufacturers size their flash drives at ¼ inches thick. Maybe you could use a ruler to confirm the size of any flash drive.
A pearl is a hard, glistening object produced within the soft tissue of a shelled mollusk. The pearl contains calcium carbonate in crystalline form deposited in concentric layers.
Pearls come in different sizes and shapes; some are about ¼ inches thick. If you understand the sizes of pearls, you can try to find the perfect size when shopping.
Hundreds of watch manufacturers are globally, and each tries to bring different products into the market. These watches work for anyone, whether your wrist is big or small.
Ultra-slim watches are around ¼ inches (6.35 mm) thick, making them very sleek and attractive. As it is currently, Rolex is the number 1 watch brand globally, known for its luxury watches.
9. Tic Tac
Tic Tac is one of the unique mints with its small and hard pellets. They were first introduced in 1969 and are available in different flavors globally.
One Tic Tac pellet is around ¼ inch thick, and one pack can hold around 38 pellets. The pack weighs between 15-18 grams depending on the flavor.
10. Nail File
Initially, nail files were made of stainless steel, and their edges curved for perfect grit. Over time, sponge and plastic nail files were introduced with fine-grit cushion files.
These are gentler and more effective than their steel counterparts. In addition, standard emery, glass, or ceramic files are roughly ¼ inches thick, making them easier to hold and carry.
11. Meter Rule
The meter rule is a device used to measure the length of particular objects. The ruler is 100 centimeters long, basically 39.37 inches. Each centimeter is further broken down into millimeters which is the smallest reading.
Meter rules are thicker than most rulers and can reach up to ¼ inches thick. Considering their length, the thickness allows them to stay steady when in use.
12. 75 Dollar bills
The dollar bill is a gram heavy, 6.14 inches long and 2.61 inches wide. To measure the thickness, you will need a caliper. For example, one bill is 0.0043 inches thick.
Therefore, to calculate ¼ inches from dollar bills, you will need around 75 bills. The United States one-dollar bill accounts for around 31 percent of the money in circulation.
13. Saw Blade
There are over ten types of saw blades, including rip blades, crosscut blades, finishing blades, nail cutting blades, and metal cutting blades.
These are used to cut wood, metal, and other solid materials. Saw blades vary in thickness to allow for specific cut dimensions. For example, some blades are about ¼ inches thick and cut precisely on any given material.
14. Presta Valve
The Presta valve, also called the French/Sclaverand valve, is primarily used in high-pressure road style and mountain bike tubes. It has an external valve system and an inner valve with a lock nut to secure the wheel’s stem.
Presta valves are not very thick and must meet specific size requirements to fit pressure gauges. A Presta valve is around ¼ inches (6.35 mm).
15. Floor Tile
Floor tiles and wall tiles are built differently because they serve different purposes. The best tiles to use on the floor are vitrified because they last longer and can withstand heavy traffic.
Vitrified tiles are thicker than wall tiles and can reach up to ¼ inches thick. Before installing these tiles, you need to understand their advantages over other types before having problems with them.
16. 60 Sheets of Paper
There are various types of paper; a regular sheet is around 0.05 to 0.10 millimeters. These sheets are thinner than papyrus that was used in the ancient days.
Therefore, if you want to measure ¼ inch thickness by stacking sheets of paper, you will need around 60 sheets. First, ensure that all the papers you use are of the same thickness.
17. Metal Sheet
A metal sheet is any metal that can be manipulated into flat pieces of metal with varying thicknesses.
The thick metals are called plates and can either be cold rolled steel, stainless steel, mild steel, tin, nickel, aluminum, and titanium.
The final metal sheet can be around ¼ inches thick, which can be used to make various items. The cheapest metal sheet is mild steel which costs less than aluminum.
18. Digital Antenna
An antenna is a structure or device that captures and transmits electromagnetic waves. They are available in all shapes and sizes, from small ones to bigger ones that you can mount on your roof.
Digital antennas are even more compact today and can even be pocketed. They are around ¼ inches thick and can transmit frequency within shorter distances.
Cardboard is a term for heavy paper-based products. It can be made of corrugated fiberboard and paperboard with multiple material plies. When talking about cardboard, corrugated boxes come to mind for packaging goods.
You can buy cardboard in different thickness sizes depending on how you want to use them. These boards are around ¼ inches thick, with some being overly thick for holding bulk goods.
As we conclude this list, we are certain that you have learned something new about the dimensions of objects. In addition, these measurements can help you pick items for any given task if you are into do-it-yourself projects. Also, if your passion is learning about things around you, this list offers more than you can think of.
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.