5 Things That Are About 10 Feet (ft) Long

Ten feet isn’t so hard to imagine, it is just your single foot in ten places.

“Feet” as a unit of measurement is usually not used to measure things that are out of the ordinary. Most things it is used to measure are within the human grasp either mentally or physically. 

However, you would still be surprised at the number of things that are 10 feet long. It is not a waste of time and effort to understand and know the length of things.

Such information is usually great to start conversations and they can even get you out of trouble. 

1. U-Haul Truck

The term U-haul truck stems from the original word; U-haul which simply refers to the name of a US company that is specialized in helping people move from one place to another.

They have different types of trucks at U-haul that are of different sizes one of which includes one that is only 10 feet long. 

U-Haul touts their vehicles’ lower decks, which are built below the tops rather than above the rear tires as is the case with normal cargo box trucks.

Some trucks also have a “Mom’s Attic” storage compartment above the cab. SuperGraphics, which are instructional graphics of different states and provinces around the United States and Canada, are painted on the trucks.

2. Christmas Tree

In most countries of the world, towards the end of the year, it is often common to see people put lighting and other decorative materials on a tree, that is the Christmas tree.

While there are no stipulated sizes and lengths for a Christmas tree as it is possible to have a Christmas tree that is as tall as a house, most Christmas trees are often ten feet tall. 

Christmas trees are gradually moving away from being a Christian celebration item to the entire secular society as their popularity increases.

The ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews have all used evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands similar to the Christmas tree and it signifies perpetual life.

3. Alligators 

Alligators are cousins of crocodiles. One of the major differences between alligators and crocodiles is that when crocodiles rest, they leave their mouth open while an alligator’s mouth is always closed.

Alligators are land crawlers that belong to the reptile family and can also survive some amount of time underwater. 

They can be found in different parts of the globe, but the American alligators are usually the longest as they can be as long as 10 feet.

Alligators are considered very dangerous animals that cannot be domesticated because of their carnivorous nature. Another interesting fact about alligators is the fact that they can live for as long as 50 years. 

4. Trampoline

If you visit a park anywhere in the world, the likelihood that you would see a trampoline is almost as certain as the probability of the sun rising.

The reason for this is that trampolines are an excellent example of items that can be used for recreational exercise purposes. Trampolines are made by stretching a fabric between a steel frame using a lot of spring coils. 

Here is an idea of how the trampoline works: the said fabric that users bounce on (commonly known as the “bounce mat” or “trampoline bed”) is not elastic itself; the elasticity is provided by the springs that connect it to the frame, which store potential energy.

Trampolines can come in different shapes and sizes but the most common size of a trampoline is 10 feet. 

5. Two Park Benches

A home couch can be of any size the owners please, however, a regular park bench is usually 5 feet long. This means that if you put two park benches together they will be 10 feet tall.

Park benches are designed to serve as a temporary source of comfort for people that visit the park and would like to rest for a bit. 

They can be made from different materials ranging from wood to metal and plastic. Sometimes these park benches are creatively designed for them to be aesthetically pleasing.

Usually, a park bench can accommodate at least two-seaters and two joined park benches can accommodate four-seaters comfortably. In recent times, there are custom benches of this length.

Originally posted on December 14, 2021 @ 8:40 am