It's about one-ten-thousandth as long as The Great Wall of China (total).
In other words, 473 fathoms is 0.00009770 times the length of The Great Wall of China (total), and the length of The Great Wall of China (total) is 10,200 times that amount.(长城, 長城, Chángchéng, a.k.a. 万里长城, 萬里長城, Wànlǐ Chángchéng) (a.k.a. "The long wall of 10,000 Li") (from Shanhaiguan through Lop Nur, China) (total length, all branches)
The Great Wall of China, including all branches and trenches, is 4,840,000 fathoms. Built and maintained in multiple sections over about eleven centuries, the Great Wall is currently suffering the effects of erosion, especially in the older sections made primarily out of mud.
It's about 15,000 times as tall as a Golf Tee.
In other words, the height of a Golf Tee is 0.0000630 times 473 fathoms.The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 0.03 fathoms 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 60,000 times as long as an Aspirin.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 62,000 times the length of an Aspirin, and the length of an Aspirin is 0.0000160 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 0.0077 fathoms 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-four-hundred-fifty-thousandth as long as The Distance from Earth to the Moon.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 0.0000022501050 times the length of The Distance from Earth to the Moon, and the length of The Distance from Earth to the Moon is 444,423.70 times that amount.(a.k.a. Luna) (median of semi-major axis, or apigee, and semi-minor axes, or perigee)
The orbit of the Moon around the Earth is elliptical, with an average distance of 210,212,400 fathoms from center-to-center. About 428.376 kg of moon rock have been cataloged on the Earth, from the American Apollo and Soviet Luna Programs, and from samples that have been extracted from meteorites.
It's about 500,000 times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.00000200 times 473 fathoms.(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 0.00093 fathoms in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
It's about 700,000 times as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 692,000 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.000001450 times that amount.(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.000684 fathoms. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 8.260 fathoms in height.
It's about 8,500,000 times as long as a Strand of Hair.