It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, 50 barleycorns is 1.11 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.901 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.0937 barleycorns of 45 barleycorns in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about two-thirds as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 1.6 times 50 barleycorns.(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 78 barleycorns, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 160 barleycorns. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about half as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, 50 barleycorns is 0.54 times the length of a Man's Footstep, and the length of a Man's Footstep is 1.9 times that amount.(for healthy, middle-aged man of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a man's step is 93 barleycorns, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 190 barleycorns. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about half as tall as Verne Troyer.
In other words, 50 barleycorns is 0.52 times the height of Verne Troyer, and the height of Verne Troyer is 1.9 times that amount.(1969-) (actor)
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, is an LP with a height of 96 barleycorns. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about half as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, 50 barleycorns is 0.47 times the height of General Tom Thumb, and the height of General Tom Thumb is 2.1 times that amount.(a.k.a. Charles Sherwood Stratton) (1838-1883) (circus performer; height at death)
General Tom Thumb was an LP with a height (at his death) of 110 barleycorns. Thumb stopped growing at 76 barleycorns when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.
It's about two-fifths as tall as Kenny Baker.
In other words, 50 barleycorns is 0.38 times the height of Kenny Baker, and the height of Kenny Baker is 2.6 times that amount.(a.k.a. Kenneth George Baker) (1934-) (actor)
Kenny Baker, most famous for his role as R2-D2 in the Star Wars film franchise, is an LP with a height of 130 barleycorns. Baker and his wife, Eileen, both made brief appearances as the small, woodland creatures known as Ewoks in the 1984 Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (a.k.a. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi).
It's about one-third as tall as Hervé Villechaize.
In other words, the height of Hervé Villechaize is 2.9 times 50 barleycorns.(a.k.a. Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize) (1943-1993) (actor)
Hervé Villechaize, most famous for his role as Tattoo on the 1978-84 television series Fantasy Island, was an LP with a height of 140 barleycorns. Villechaize's form of dwarfism, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia-brachydactyly and distinctive speech (SED-BDS), is also known as "Tattoo dysplasia" or "Fantasy Island syndrome."