It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 26.50 times 21 hands.(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 555 hands 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-twenty-fifth as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, the height of The Cinderella Castle is 27 times 21 hands.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 567 hands 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-thirtieth as long as The Wingspan of a 747
In other words, 21 hands is 0.0311 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 32.20 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 674 hands. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 81,600,000 hands before refueling.
It's about one-thirty-fifth as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 36 times 21 hands.(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 750 hands. 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.
It's about 40 times as tall as a Golf Tee
In other words, the height of a Golf Tee is 0.025 times 21 hands.The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 0.530 hands tall. The tee did not come into common use until it was promoted by professional golfers Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood, as part of a marketing effort by the patent-holder of the well-known, "Reddy Tee."
It's about one-forty-fifth as tall as The Statue of Liberty
In other words, 21 hands is 0.02294 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 43.590 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 915.30 hands including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-forty-fifth as tall as Big Ben
In other words, the height of Big Ben is 45 times 21 hands.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 940 hands. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.