It's about six times as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, 0.002788 hanks is 6.20 times the length of a Woman's Footstep, and the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.160 times that amount.(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 0.00045 hanks, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 0.0009 hanks. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-tenth as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, 0.002788 hanks is 0.148690 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 6.72540 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 0.01875 hanks. 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 ten-and-a-half times as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.0935 times 0.002788 hanks.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.0000005430 hanks of 0.00026 hanks in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 11.50 times 0.002788 hanks.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 0.0321 hanks 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-tenth as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 12 times 0.002788 hanks.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 0.033 hanks 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-fifteenth as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 0.002788 hanks is 0.07899 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 12.660 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 0.0353 hanks 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-fifteenth as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 13.80 times 0.002788 hanks.(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 0.0385 hanks tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.