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It's about two-thirds as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 1.50 times 0.0078 furlongs.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 0.011 furlongs. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.

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It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, the height of General Tom Thumb is 0.590 times 0.0078 furlongs.
(a.k.a. Charles Sherwood Stratton) (1838-1883) (circus performer; height at death)
General Tom Thumb was an LP with a height (at his death) of 0.0045 furlongs. Thumb stopped growing at 0.0032 furlongs when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as tall as Verne Troyer.
In other words, the height of Verne Troyer is 0.530 times 0.0078 furlongs.
(1969-2018) (actor)
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, was an LP with a height of 0.004 furlongs. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about two times as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 0.50 times 0.0078 furlongs.
(for healthy, middle-aged man of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a man's step is 0.0039 furlongs, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 0.0078 furlongs. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about two-and-a-half times as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.420 times 0.0078 furlongs.
(for healthy, middle-aged woman of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a woman's step is 0.0033 furlongs, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 0.0066 furlongs. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about two-fifths as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 0.0078 furlongs is 0.38470 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 2.5990 times that amount.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 0.02028 furlongs. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
It's about three-tenths as tall as a Giraffe.
In other words, the height of a Giraffe is 3 times 0.0078 furlongs.
(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 0.03 furlongs tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day.