It's about one-five-thousandth as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 0.40 inches is 0.0001967 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 5,084 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 2,033 inches 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 5,000 times as long as an E. coli Bacterium.
It's about 5,500 times as long as a Mitochondrion.
In other words, the length of a Mitochondrion is 0.000185 times 0.40 inches.(Eukaryotic; average)
A mitochondrion measures between 0.75 and 3 micrometers (Âµm). The mitochondrion is commonly referred to as the powerhouse of the cell, responsible for the generation of ATP. The size, shape, and distribution of mitochondria varies widely, with human liver cells each having 1,000 to 2,000 mitochondria.
It's about one-five-thousand-five-hundredth as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 5,560 times 0.40 inches.(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 2,220 inches 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.
It's about one-five-thousand-five-hundredth as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 0.40 inches is 0.000176 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 5,680 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 2,270 inches tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about one-seven-thousandth as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 0.40 inches is 0.000148 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 6,760 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 2,700 inches. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 326,000,000 inches before refueling.
It's about one-seven-thousand-five-hundredth as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 7,700 times 0.40 inches.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 3,000 inches. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.