To stop the global health crisis in its tracks, the CDC has advised people to maintain at least 6 feet of separation when running essential errands or going outside. Measuring 6 feet without a ruler isn’t quite so simple — but thankfully, the state of New Jersey has a solution.
On April 9, the official Twitter for the state of New Jersey released a PSA reminding people to stay 6 feet apart. This PSA also offered a way to measure that 6 feet: By using 4-foot-10-inch Danny Devito.
“REMINDER: Keep AT LEAST 1.25 Danny Devitos of space between yourself and others,” the tweet reads. It even includes a graphic, which shows a horizontal Danny Devito up against a six-foot ruler.
Springsteen is exactly 6 feet tall, so you’ll need to keep “AT LEAST one Springsteen of space between yourself and others” when outside.
Governor Murphy is also 6 feet tall, so you need to keep “AT LEAST one [Governor Murphy] of space between yourself and others” to stay safe.”
Basketball star Shaquille O’Neil, meanwhile, is 7-foot-1, so you only need to keep “6/7th of a Shaq of space between yourself and others.”
Of course, these silly infographics are simply a way to get people to pay attention to social distancing rules, but thinking about measuring 6 feet in terms of “Danny Devitos” is pretty great.
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