It's about eighteen times as long as a London bus.
In other words, the length of a London bus is 0.0556 times 992 shaftments.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 55 shaftments in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about one-twentieth as long as The National Mall.
In other words, the length of The National Mall is 20 times 992 shaftments.(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 20,000 shaftments. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In other words, the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 26 times 992 shaftments.(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 26,000 shaftments. Gene Autry, most famous as the singer of "Back in the Saddle Again" and as the writer and singer of "Here Comes Santa Claus," is the only entertainer to have a star in every category — film, television, recording, radio, and theater. One of Autry's stars is also one of only two stars which have been stolen from the Walk and never recovered.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In other words, 992 shaftments is 0.0375758 times the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 26.61290 times that amount.(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 26,400 shaftments. While famous for its automotive racing, the first motorsport held at the track was a series of motorcycle races in August, 1909 — a little less than two years before the inaugural Indianapolis 500 race was run.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as Daytona International Speedway.
In other words, 992 shaftments is 0.0375758 times the length of Daytona International Speedway, and the length of Daytona International Speedway is 26.61290 times that amount.(Daytona Beach, Florida) (tri-oval course)
The tri-oval course of the Daytona International Speedway, upon which the NASCAR Daytona 500 is run, is 26,400 shaftments in length. Although the tri-oval design is said to allow for greater visibility during the race, the real reason for the then-unique design was that plot available for construction of the track was only 350 acres and could not accommodate a traditional oval layout of appropriate length.
It's about thirty times as tall as a Giraffe.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as a Puncak Jaya.
In other words, 992 shaftments is 0.03095 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 32.310 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 32,050 shaftments. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.