It's about 600,000 times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 590,000 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.00000170 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 72 shaftments 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 750,000 times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 768,000 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.00000130 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.
It's about 1,000,000 times as tall as a Giraffe.
It's about 1,500,000 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 1,578,000 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.00000063370 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 3,000,000 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 2,800,000 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.000000360 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 3,000,000 times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 2,900,000 times the height of André the Giant, and the height of André the Giant is 0.000000340 times that amount.(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 3,000,000 times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 2,900,000 times the height of Shaq, and the height of Shaq is 0.000000340 times that amount.(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.