It's about as tall as a Golf Tee.
The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 0.002 shackles 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 four times as long as an Aspirin.
In other words, 0.002 shackles is 3.90 times the length of an Aspirin, and the length of an Aspirin is 0.260 times that amount.(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 0.00051 shackles in diameter. One of the most common medicines in the world and a foundation of worldwide health systems, an estimated 40,000 metric tons of aspirin are consumed each year.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, 0.002 shackles is 0.1440 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 6.940 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.00002890 shackles of 0.0139 shackles in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about one-tenth as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 12 times 0.002 shackles.(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 0.024 shackles, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 0.048 shackles. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 14 times 0.002 shackles.(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 0.029 shackles, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 0.057 shackles. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as Verne Troyer.
In other words, the height of Verne Troyer is 15 times 0.002 shackles.(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 0.03 shackles. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, the height of General Tom Thumb is 17 times 0.002 shackles.(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 0.033 shackles. Thumb stopped growing at 0.023 shackles when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.