It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 1,500 times 0.40 inches.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 590 inches tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about 1,500 times as long as a Nucleus (Cellular).
In other words, the length of a Nucleus (Cellular) is 0.00059 times 0.40 inches.(for animal cell)
The nucleus of an animal cell measures an average of 0.00024 inches. The nucleus is the largest organelle in these cells, accounting for about 10% of the cell's total volume.
It's about one-two-thousandth as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 0.40 inches is 0.00053038 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 1,885.40 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 754.170 inches. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about one-two-thousandth as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 0.40 inches is 0.000505051 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 1,980 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 792 inches. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 28.34650 inches tall including the bails.
It's about one-two-thousand-five-hundredth as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, 0.40 inches is 0.00037037 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 2,700 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 1,080 inches. 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-four-thousand-five-hundredth as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 0.40 inches is 0.000217 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 4,610 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 1,850 inches 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-five-thousandth as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, 0.40 inches is 0.00021 times the height of The Arc de Triomphe, and the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 4,800 times that amount.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 1,900 inches 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.