It's about one-tenth as long as a Cricket Pitch
In other words, 20 hands is 0.101010 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 9.900010 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 198 hands. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 7.08661 hands tall including the bails.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as Baseball base distances
In other words, 20 hands is 0.074074 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 13.50 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 270 hands. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about one-twentieth as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
In other words, 20 hands is 0.0474 times the length of Ha'Penny Bridge, and the length of Ha'Penny Bridge is 21.10 times that amount.(a.k.a. Droichead na Leathphingine, a.k.a. Liffey Bridge, a.k.a. Droichead na Life, f.k.a. Wellington Bridge) (Quay of Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar Neighborhood, Dublin, Ireland)
The Ha'Penny Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, measures 422 hands in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 23.10 times 20 hands.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 462 hands tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 24 times 20 hands.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 480 hands tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 20 hands is 0.03935 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 25.410 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 508.30 hands from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
In other words, the height of The Mahabodhi Temple is 27 times 20 hands.(a.k.a. Great Awakening Temple, a.k.a. Maha Bodhi Temple, a.k.a. Temple of Bodh Gaya, a.k.a. Mahabodhi Mahavihar) (Bodh Gaya, Gaya District, Bihar, India)
The tower of the Mahabodhi Temple measures 540 hands in total height. The site has been of sacred interest for more than 2,000 years, with the current Temple dating back at least 1,400 years.