Height in Things

How tall I am in non-established units of measure, and vice versa

July 17, 2016

I’m roughly six-feet six-inches, or about 198 centimeters, tall. Every once in a while I wonder how tall I am in terms of other, non-established, units of measure. For example, I’m 20 Twinkies tall, which would add up to 1,980 calories, 86 grams of fat, and 1,800 milligrams of sodium.

  • I’m 1,326 stacked pennies tall which adds up to $13.26.
  • I’m 1,092 stacked nickels tall which adds up to $54.60.
  • I’m 1,560 stacked dimes tall which adds up to $156.00.
  • I’m 1,170 stacked quarters tall which adds up to $292.50.
  • I’m 18,139 U.S. bills stacked tall, which would total up to:
    • $18,139 in $1 bills
    • $36,278 in $2 bills
    • $90,695 in $5 bills
    • $181,390 in $10 bills
    • $362,780 in $20 bills
  • I’m 79.6 U.S. stamps tall, laid end to end, which total $37.41.
  • I’m 1.5 Peter Dinklages tall (actor)
  • I’m 1.25 Princes tall (singer)
  • I’m 1.16 Tom Cruises tall (actor)
  • I’m 2.06 R2-D2s tall
  • I’m 6.8 wine bottles tall, which is 5.1 liters of wine
  • I’m 10.4 Patron bottles tall, which is 7.8 liters of tequila, or one helluva good time
  • I’m 26 baseballs tall, which is about the number of balls used in an inning
  • I’m 46.4 golf balls tall
  • I’m 8.9 soccer balls tall
  • I’m 19.5 Magic 8 Balls tall
  • I’m 52 Lego minifigs tall
  • I’m 17.3 Nikon D750s tall, which would retail for about $33,948
  • I’m 103.7 Altoid tins tall, which would be about 7,777.5 Altoids
  • I’m 288.9 iPhones 6 tall (stacked), which would cost $187,496.10 (16GB model).

At the same time, I wonder about things and how they would be measured in “Joshes”:

  • Michael Jordan is 1 Josh tall (retired basketball player)
  • Rory McCann is 1 Josh tall (The Hound on Game of Thrones)
  • Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson is 1.04 Joshes tall (The Mountain on Game of Thrones)
  • Kristian Nairn is 1.08 Joshes tall (Hodor on Game of Thrones)
  • Shaquille O’Neal is 1.1 Joshes tall (retired basketball player)
  • Sultan Kösen is 1.27 Joshes tall (tallest person in the world)
  • The Wright Brothers’ first flight was 18.5 Joshes long
  • The Space Shuttle is 18.8 Joshes long
  • The Giants winning drive of Super Bowl XLII (2008) was 37.7 Joshes long
  • The Giants winning drive of Super Bowl XLVI (2012) was 40.6 Joshes long
  • The Statue of Liberty is 46.9 Joshes tall
  • The Eiffel Tower is 151.3 Joshes tall
  • The Empire State Building is 220.3 Joshes tall
  • One World Trade Center is 273.25 Joshes tall
  • The Burj Khalifa is 411.6 Joshes tall
  • The moon is 194 million Joshes away
  • The speed of sound is 171.9 Joshes per second
  • The speed of light is 1.514 million Joshes per second