It's about two-thirds as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 1.50 times 59 inches.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 91 inches. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.
To all those observing, Merry Christmas from The Measure of Things!
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as General Tom Thumb
In other words, the height of General Tom Thumb is 0.630 times 59 inches.(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 36 inches. Thumb stopped growing at 25 inches when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as long as a Man's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 0.530 times 59 inches.(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 31 inches, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 62 inches. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as tall as Verne Troyer
In other words, the height of Verne Troyer is 0.530 times 59 inches.(1969-2018) (actor)
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, was an LP with a height of 32 inches. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about two-and-a-half times as long as a Woman's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.430 times 59 inches.(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 26 inches, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 52 inches. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about two-fifths as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 59 inches is 0.36740 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 2.7220 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 160.60 inches. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
It's about four times as tall as a Bowling Pin
In other words, 59 inches is 3.930 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.2540 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.0313 inches of 15 inches in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.