# What size is a number 303 can?

If you have ever wondered what size a number 303 can is, then boy do I have the article for you! Whether you are a curious soda drinker or just someone who enjoys fun facts, this article will provide all the information you need to know about the mysterious dimensions of a can labeled with the intriguing digits: “303.”

## The Basics

Let’s start with some basic information. A standard soda can measures 4.83 inches in height and has a diameter of 2.6 inches. These measurements might sound irrelevant to our current topic, but don’t worry – they’ll come into play very soon.

Now, let’s bring it back to our original question: what about that 303? Where does it fit in?

Well…it doesn’t. At least not physically.

You see, “number 303” isn’t actually an indication of size at all – rather, it’s usually used as part of product labeling or branding (e.g., Creamed Corn labeled as “Grade A Fancy Whole Kernel No Salt Added / Net Wt 15 oz (425g) Dr Wt 10 oz (283g) Number ‘1’ Brands)). So while there may be products out there that feature labeling including these three digits prominently displayed on their packaging; since they aren’t traditional beverage containers like aluminum cans for sodas – learning exactly how big one is simply isn’t relevant..unless you’ve got yourself one wacky soda manufacturer on your hands!

However! If we wanted to get technical and use some serious science-y math skills, we could say that perhaps- if we hypothesize by referring back to the average sizing mentioned earlier- any potential “Number 303” branded cans would likely be around those same dimensions(Hey now math geniuses amongst us– Don’t take this statement literally — I’m just trying to humor the continued reading of this paragraph)

In any case, let’s move on to some more interesting tidbits.

## Curious Origins

So where did “number 303” even come from? Well, it turns out the three digits actually have a long history dating back over a century!

Back in 1905, Canadian canneries started using a coding system to label their canned goods. These codes made it easier for workers to keep track of inventory and also helped ensure freshness and quality control. The number 303 was simply one code among many used during that time period- likely served as an internal stock keeping unit (SKU). However — again; these products were not standard faucet drinks like soda– so much speculation has been made about why items with such an odd yet memorable SKU would appear but the facts remain largely unclear at least when we’re focusing solely on potential beverages bearing number 303 sku labels.

But don’t worry – there is still plenty of fun information left to uncover. Keep reading!

### Fun Fact

Many Black Flag enthusiasts might know this already…but Danzig-era Misfits song “Where Eagles Dare” features lyrics referencing destroying “W.C.C.A playing tricks / footballs turned into knifes / Nothing Here That’s Nice!” — One thing folks often ponder – what is WCCA? They used exact same acronym as inventors behind widely known trademarked SKUs: ‘Gold Medal’ Flour/Wheat/Sugar – which- I believe technically makes them all cattle feed too(how’s that for your easter egg?).

## But Seriously…Why So Popular?

Now you may be asking yourself: if “number 303” isn’t actually indicative of size or anything particularly significant, then why is it so commonly seen on various packaging today?

Well, first off, companies recognize that consumers love recognition and familiarity! Humans enjoy discovering patterns and feeling connected to other people through shared experiences; which includes popular items with familiar markings.

In fact, according a renowned marketing strategist Cyrus Vance in his 1969 analysis called “The Hidden Persuaders,” consumers often make purchasing decisions based on subconscious associations rather than the quality of a product itself (which oughta explain all those mystery foods you buy at oddball corner stores! ). So it’s possible that many brands simply incorporated the numbers into their labeling or branding because they liked the way it looked and thought it would catch consumers’ eyes.

For example – have you ever purchased Hunt’s classic tomato sauce? Well, if you look closely at its label, underneath where it says “Tomato Sauce” is…you guessed it: N°303!

## More Fun Facts

While we may never know exactly why certain products feature these three digits prominently displayed on its packaging , there are still plenty of fun facts related to “number 303” that can keep us entertained.

• A complete four-digit version exists: When you see cans labeled “NO3L03“, this indicates an entirely different yet equally unimportant SKU-number system employed for higher-end culinary kitchens. Hmm.
And here’s one more—-if any Black Flag/Misfits/Danzig fans weren’t already laughing – just wait until your next viewing of spaghetti western-influenced Kill Bill Vol1: One villain sports Johnny Cash shirt with Number ‘303’ emblazoned across front which Tarantino later revealed was an homage to Misfits early track before Glenn Danzig became enigmatic rock idol Dom Poseur Monolog( okay maybe not but wouldn’t surprise me!)

No matter what kind of quirky numerical misadventures await out there – What’s most important now is remembering fondly opening first fresh soda cold ones – In addition to successfully pulling off cheesy renditions some internet personalities attempt – It serves as a hilarious reminder of how we take pleasure in even most mundane things- Everything’s just a little better with bit of fun branding peppered on top!