It's about half as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 60 shaftments is 0.4545450 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 2.20 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 132 shaftments. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 4.724410 shaftments tall including the bails.
It's about two times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 60 shaftments is 2.2420 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.4460 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-third as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, 60 shaftments is 0.333330 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 3 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 180 shaftments. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about four times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.250 times 60 shaftments.(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 four times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, 60 shaftments is 4.20 times the height of André the Giant, and the height of André the Giant is 0.240 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 four times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, 60 shaftments is 4.20 times the height of Shaq, and the height of Shaq is 0.240 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.
It's about four-and-a-half times as long as a Queen Size Bed.
In other words, the length of a Queen Size Bed is 0.22220 times 60 shaftments.(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-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.