There are many things we see in everyday life that are 1 foot tall. It can be very helpful to know the size of something that is 1 foot tall if you are referencing other items. Not only is it helpful to know the size of these items, it is fun and educational as well.
The term 1 foot tall is often referred to as the size of a human foot, although we know that human feet are different sizes.
1 foot is equal to 12 inches or 30.48 centimeters.
Here are 11 things that are 1 foot tall.
- 2L Soda bottle
- Subway sandwich
- 12 Hockey pucks
- Standard ruler
- 12 Paperclips
- 2 Dollar bills
- 2 Bic pens
- 175 Quarters
- 12 Thumbs
- 6 Golf tees
- 5 Zippo lighters
#1. 2L Soda bottle
A 2L soda bottle is one of the most common items that most people have in their fridge at home. These bottles are often used for soft drinks and alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine.
The 2L bottle is 1 foot or 12 inches tall.
These bottles are made out of PET plastic using blow molding systems. The 2L bottle usually has a plastic tight fitting sleeve and plastic screw cap which helps with carbonation.
PepsiCo was the first company to introduce the 2L bottle for soft drinks in 1970.
#2. Subway sandwich
Who doesn’t love a Subway footlong sub? Perhaps the most popular sandwich in the world, the Subway footlong sub is 12 inches or a foot long. You can also purchase a 6 inch or half of a foot-long sub. Buy 2 of them and it would equal the same size as 1 foot-long sub.
#3. 12 Hockey pucks
If you are a hockey fan, then you are familiar with hockey pucks. The height of a regulation NHL hockey puck is 1 inch. If you were to stack 12 hockey pucks on top of each other, it would equal 12 inches or 1 foot tall.
Who knew that 12 hockey pucks is the same height as a 2L soda bottle? Now you know!
#4. Standard ruler
If you are looking to measure something, chances are you will use a ruler. The ruler is the most common used tool for measuring the size of items. The standard ruler is 12 inches or 30 centimeters long which is equal to 1 foot.
Most rulers will have imperial measurements along one side and metric on the other.
#5. 12 Paperclips
Paperclips are used to hold several notes or pieces of paper together. There are various sizes of paperclips but the standard size is around 1 inch long or slightly longer. So if you were to connect 12 paperclips together, they would equal around 12 inches tall or 1 foot in length.
#6. 2 Dollar bills
The US one-dollar bill measures 6.14 inches in length. If you place 2 of these bills together lengthwise, they would measure around 1 foot tall. There are 7 bill denominations in the USA including the $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. These are all the same size and have been the same since 1929.
#7. 2 Bic pens
The Bic pens have been used by many people for years and it certainly is popular. In fact, the Bic pen is the best selling pen in the world. It was introduced in 1950 and has been mass produced and sold at affordable prices. The Bic pen reached over 100 Billion sales in 2006.
The common Bic pen is about 6 inches in length. If you can picture 2 of them placed on top of each other, it would measure 12 inches or 1 foot tall.
#8. 175 Quarters
The USA quarter dollar coin has a thickness of 1.75 mm. If you had 175 of these quarters and placed them one on top of each other, it would equal 306.25 millimeters tall which is equal to 30.625 centimeters.
Knowing that a standard ruler is 30 centimeters or 12 inches long, a stack of 175 quarters would equal the same which is 1 foot tall.
Also if you had 175 quarters, you would have $43.75.
#9. 12 Thumbs
The average size of an adult thumb is around 1 inch measured to the knuckle. Of course, this can vary between people but to get an idea of 1 foot tall, picture 12 thumbs placed on top of each other.
#10. 3 Golf tees
If you are an active golfer, then you know that there are different tee sizes. Depending on the club being used and the ball placement on the ground, you can choose different tee lengths. But the standard tee size that is used most often when teeing off with a large driver is 4 inches in length.
If you are using a smaller driver or iron, then a smaller tee should be used. So if you can place 3 of the 4″ tees together on top of each other, they would equal 1 foot tall.
#11. 5 Zippo lighters
The name ZIppo is known around the world for being the top brand of lighter. The first Zippo lighter was sold in 1933 and manufactured it’s 500,000,000th lighter in 2012. There are many different styles, designs, and sizes of these lighters.
The height of a vintage Zippo lighter is 2.38 inches. If you were to place 5 of these lighters standing on top of each other, they would measure around 12 inches or 1 foot tall.