It's about 900 times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, 0.0078 furlongs is 920 times the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness), and the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.0011 times that amount.(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 0.00000850 furlongs in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
It's about one-one-thousandth as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 0.0078 furlongs is 0.0008210526 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 1,217.9490 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 9.5 furlongs. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about 1,500 times as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 0.0078 furlongs is 1,260 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.000794 times that amount.(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.000006210 furlongs. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 0.0751 furlongs in height.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, the length of The Kentucky Derby is 1,282.05 times 0.0078 furlongs.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 10 furlongs. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 0.0078 furlongs is 0.0006996 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 1,429 times that amount.(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 11.150 furlongs in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, the length of The Belmont Stakes is 1,538.4620 times 0.0078 furlongs.(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 12 furlongs. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 0.37575760 furlongs
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 0.0078 furlongs is 0.000633 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 1,580 times that amount.(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 12.320 furlongs in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 0.45450 furlongs and 0.60450 furlongs) in the world, having a height of 0.48220 furlongs.