It's about fourteen-and-a-half times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 12 furlongs is 14.260 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.070126 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 0.841540 furlongs tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about fourteen-and-a-half times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.0685 times 12 furlongs.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 0.820 furlongs. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about fifteen times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 12 furlongs is 14.90 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.0671 times that amount.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 0.8050 furlongs from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about fifteen-and-a-half times as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.0654 times 12 furlongs.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 0.7850 furlongs to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 477 furlongs to the northwest.
It's about sixteen times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 12 furlongs is 15.80 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 0.0633 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 0.7610 furlongs tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about nineteen times as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 0.053 times 12 furlongs.(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 0.650 furlongs. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.
It's about twenty times as long as a Football field.
In other words, the length of a Football field is 0.0454545 times 12 furlongs.(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 0.5454550 furlongs from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 0.0454545 furlongs farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.