It's about one-three-hundred-fifty-thousandth as long as a King Size Bed
In other words, 0.0000390 shaftments is 0.0000029250 times the length of a King Size Bed, and the length of a King Size Bed is 341,900 times that amount.(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 13.330 shaftments from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about one-three-hundred-fifty-thousandth as tall as André the Giant
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 370,000 times 0.0000390 shaftments.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 14 shaftments tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 14 shaftments and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about one-three-hundred-fifty-thousandth as tall as Shaq
In other words, the height of Shaq is 370,000 times 0.0000390 shaftments.(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 14 shaftments tall. Shaq maintains an active interest in police work and has served as a reserve officer in both Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida while playing for NBA franchises in those cities.
It's about one-four-hundred-thousandth as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, 0.0000390 shaftments is 0.00000260 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 380,000 times that amount.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 15 shaftments. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.
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It's about one-seven-hundred-thousandth as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 0.0000390 shaftments is 0.0000014570 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 686,300 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 26.770 shaftments. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
It's about one-one-millionth as tall as a Giraffe
In other words, 0.0000390 shaftments is 0.000001000 times the height of a Giraffe, and the height of a Giraffe is 1,000,000 times that amount.(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 39 shaftments tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day.
It's about 0.0000007 times as long as a London bus
In other words, 0.0000390 shaftments is 0.0000007090 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 1,410,000 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 55 shaftments 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.