It's about as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
(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-and-two-fifths times as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 0.00000850 furlongs is 1.370 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.730 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-tenth as long as an Aspirin.
In other words, 0.00000850 furlongs is 0.120 times the length of an Aspirin, and the length of an Aspirin is 8.30 times that amount.(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 0.0000700 furlongs in diameter. One of the most common medicines in the world and a foundation of worldwide health systems, an estimated 40,000 metric tons of aspirin are consumed each year.
It's about seventeen times as long as a Strand of Hair.
It's about seventeen times as tall as a Human hair, Strand of.
It's about twenty times as tall as a sheet of Paper.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as a Golf Tee.
In other words, the height of a Golf Tee is 31 times 0.00000850 furlongs.The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 0.00027 furlongs tall. The tee did not come into common use until it was promoted by professional golfers Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood, as part of a marketing effort by the patent-holder of the well-known, "Reddy Tee."