If you ever had a hard time determining how long 70 feet is, this article will do you good.
Here is a list of 13 things that are 70 feet long.
1. Half as Long as Ha’Penny Bridge
The Liffey Bridge, or Ha’Penny Bridge as it’s known, crosses the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland.
It measures 141 feet in total length (43 meters) with a 3.35 meter, or 11-foot rise. The Ha’Penny Bridge is twice as long as 70 feet.
The width is 3.66 meters or 12 feet. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the bridge each day.
2. Two School Buses
Your average yellow school bus is 35 feet long. There are three different sizes of school buses. A mini school bus is 20 – 25 feet long, with a passenger capacity of 10-15 people.
A mid-sized school bus is 25 – 35 feet long with a passenger capacity of 54-78 people; a full-sized school bus is longer than 35 feet and holds 72-90 people. Two average size school buses are 70 feet long.
3. Height of The White House
The White House is 168 feet long; it’s 85 feet wide without porticoes; 152 feet wide with porticoes.
The overall height of the White House (to the top of the roof) is 70 feet on the south and 60 feet, 4 inches on the north. The facade (grade of lawn to parapet) is 60 feet on the south (lawn at 54 feet above sea level) and 50 feet, 4 inches on the north.
The floor area (total of 6 floors) is approximately 55,000 square feet.
4. Monument Rocks
Monument Rocks, also named the eight wonders of Kansas, are a series of large chalk formations rich in fossils.
The formations were the first landmark in Kansas chosen by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Natural Landmark. The chalk formations reach a height of up to 70 feet (21 meters) and include formations such as buttes and arches.
They are estimated to have been formed 80 million years ago.
The average Argentinosaurus (Argentina Lizard) was 70 feet tall.
Argentinosaurus is one of the largest known land animals of all time, perhaps the largest, with length estimates going up to 39.7 meters (130 feet) and weight estimates from 50 to 100 tons.
6. Seven-Story Building
Houses commonly have only one or two floors. The height of each story is based on the ceiling height of the rooms plus the thickness of the floors between each pane.
Generally, this is around 14 feet (4.3 meters) total; however, it varies widely from just under this figure to well over it. An average one-story building is 10 feet tall. A seven-story building is approximately 70 feet tall.
7. Seven Polar Bears
Polar bears are large carnivorous bears that inhabit cold climates (within the Arctic Circle). The largest polar bear ever recorded weighed 2,209 pounds (1,000 kg).
On average, a polar bear can reach heights of up to 10 feet tall (3 meters) while standing on its hind legs. Seven polar bears standing on top of one another are up to 70 feet tall.
8. Five Japanese Spider Crabs
Fully grown, giant Japanese spider crabs can reach a leg span of almost four meters (13 feet), a body size of up to 37.5 cm (15 inches), and a weight of up to 20 kg (44 lb).
It is considered the largest known arthropod. Five Japanese spider crabs, side by side, have a leg span of about 70 feet.
9. Four Giraffes
Giraffes are the world’s tallest mammals because of their towering legs and long necks. Giraffe’s legs alone are taller than an average man (5 ft 10 in) with a total height of 18 feet.
Four giraffes stacked on top of each other would be about 70 feet high.
10. Five African Elephants
African elephants are the largest land animals on Earth. The largest African elephant ever recorded stood four meters (13.1 feet) at the shoulders and weighed more than 10 tons.
Five African elephants stacked on top of each other would be about 70 feet high.
11. Five Rhinoceros
The white rhino is the largest of the five species of rhinoceros.
They can weigh over 2,400 kg (5,000 lb), and just like African elephants, can reach a length of four meters (13.1 ft), and have a shoulder height of over 186 cm (6ft).
Five white rhinos stacked on top of each other would be about 70 feet high.
12. Three Manta Rays
Manta rays are large rays belonging to the genus Manta. The larger species, M. birostris, reaches seven meters across (23 feet).
That’s about a meter more than the width of a racquetball court. Three manta rays spanned out would be about 70 feet wide.
13. Skywalk at Grand Canyon West
Unparalleled views of one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders is at the Grand Canyon West on Skywalk.
The 10-foot wide, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge extends 70 feet out over the rim of the Grand Canyon, providing a clear view 4,000 feet to the Canyon floor below.
You’re literally stepping out on glass thousands of feet in the air. The Skywalk is strong enough to hold 70 fully loaded 747 passenger jets.
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.