It's about as long as an Aspirin.
In other words, the length of an Aspirin is 1 times 0.240 nails.(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 0.240 nails 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-fourth as tall as a Golf Tee.
In other words, 0.240 nails is 0.250 times the height of a Golf Tee, and the height of a Golf Tee is 4 times that amount.The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 0.940 nails 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 eight times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, 0.240 nails is 8.10 times the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness), and the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.120 times that amount.(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 0.03 nails 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 eleven times as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.0909 times 0.240 nails.(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.0219 nails. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 264 nails in height.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, the height of a Bowling Pin is 27.80 times 0.240 nails.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.0139 nails of 6.670 nails 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-fiftieth as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 48 times 0.240 nails.(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 12 nails, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 23 nails. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-sixtieth as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 59 times 0.240 nails.(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 14 nails, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 27 nails. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s