My dad was an electrician so he had a couple very large heavy duty tape measures in his toolbox. At least that’s where they were supposed to be if the dang kids would leave his stuff alone. I liked to see how far I could extend it before gravity took hold and caused it to come crashing to the ground. We also liked to pull the tape out as far as it would go, lay the whole thing down on its side and then hit the retract switch. It was fun to watch that thing spin when the end of the tape hit.