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How long is 0.055 shackles?

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It's about four times as tall as a Bowling Pin
In other words, 0.055 shackles is 3.960 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.2530 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-fifth as long as a London bus
In other words, 0.055 shackles is 0.180 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 5.560 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 0.3050 shackles 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-tenth as tall as a Telephone Pole
In other words, 0.055 shackles is 0.140 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 7.10 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 0.40 shackles tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Brachiosaurus
In other words, 0.055 shackles is 0.120 times the height of a Brachiosaurus, and the height of a Brachiosaurus is 8.30 times that amount.
(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 0.470 shackles. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.
It's about one-tenth as long as a Semitrailer
In other words, 0.055 shackles is 0.10310 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 9.6990 times that amount.
(a.k.a. semi-trailer truck, a.k.a. semi, a.k.a. tractor-trailer, a.k.a. truck and trailer, a.k.a. eighteen-wheeler, a.k.a. big rig, a.k.a. Mack truck, a.k.a. transport, a.k.a. lorry, a.k.a. artic; for box truck; United States Federal length limits)
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 0.53330 shackles (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Hollywood Sign
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 10 times 0.055 shackles.
(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 0.550 shackles tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Bowling Lane
In other words, 0.055 shackles is 0.078762 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 12.6960 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 0.698310 shackles. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.