It's about one-two-hundredth as long as a Grain of Sand
In other words, 0.0000390 shaftments is 0.00475 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 211 times that amount.(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.0082 shaftments. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 99.10 shaftments in height.
It's about one-three-hundredth as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness)
In other words, 0.0000390 shaftments is 0.0035 times the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness), and the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 290 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 0.011 shaftments 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 one-two-thousand-five-hundredth as long as an Aspirin
In other words, the length of an Aspirin is 2,400 times 0.0000390 shaftments.(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 0.092 shaftments 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 4,000 times as long as a Glucose Molecule
In other words, the length of a Glucose Molecule is 0.00025 times 0.0000390 shaftments.(C6H12O6, a.k.a. grape sugar) (open chain form)
Am individual glucose molecule measures 0.00000000980 shaftments in its open-chain form. Glucose is the most common fuel source of energy in human biology, with 3.75 kilocalories of energy per gram.
It's about one-nine-thousandth as tall as a Golf Tee
In other words, 0.0000390 shaftments is 0.00011 times the height of a Golf Tee, and the height of a Golf Tee is 9,100 times that amount.The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 0.350 shaftments 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 one-sixty-five-thousandth as tall as a Bowling Pin
In other words, the height of a Bowling Pin is 64,100 times 0.0000390 shaftments.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.00521 shaftments of 2.50 shaftments 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-one-hundred-thousandth as long as a Woman's Footstep
In other words, 0.0000390 shaftments is 0.00000900 times the length of a Woman's Footstep, and the length of a Woman's Footstep is 110,000 times that amount.(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 4.30 shaftments, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 8.70 shaftments. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s