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Nordlichter


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    i'm super into scale now?

    so after seeing this pretty convincing chart a while ago, i've been passing a little time every now and then using its scale to determine the size of various features of equestria.
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    BUT! here's something i can share with you: a golden bit.

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    haven't yet seen it, but...

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Oct
14th
2014

i'm super into scale now? · 1:45am Oct 14th, 2014

so after seeing this pretty convincing chart a while ago, i've been passing a little time every now and then using its scale to determine the size of various features of equestria.
suffice it to say, first and foremost, that satyrs are impossible.
BUT! here's something i can share with you: a golden bit.

of course there's a lot of guesswork involved — i'll make that concession. there are probably more significant digits here than are necessary or proper, given that gold bits are particularly small objects. and it also assumes that bits are solid gold. they may or may not be.
anyways, this image should be able to give you a good idea of how much a bit made of gold would currently cost in USD, using applejack's hoof for scale.
if you can't see the image: it's a whopping $33,240.
Edit: to clarify things a little bit, there was some rounding involved in the initial measurement of her hoof after I first got a measure of 5.65. i took a mean.

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Comments ( 7 )

Pony-human scale is always an interesting topic.

As for the bits, there are two conclusions one can come to here:

1. Bits aren't solid gold, or
2. Gold is much more common in Equestria.

Given the relative plentitude of gemstones, I'm leaning towards 2.

2531286 They might also just value gold less than we do. But yeah, 2 seems reasonable to me.

So... AJ's only half a foot tall?:applejackunsure::unsuresweetie:

2531322 38 inches is 3 foot 2. it's her hoof that's half a foot wide.

2531323

Oh, didn't see that.:derpyderp1:

Bad with math here.

2531323 I rather like those measurements, they add up with my headcanon.

And considering they only had to dig a few feet into the ground to find huge and precious gems by Earth standard I'd say that gems aren't valued as much more than just pretty decoration to them.
So what's to say that gold isn't overly common to them, too.

2531458 Celestia is five feet tall, with a seven-foot wingspan and a 19-inch horn.

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