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How long is 1.40 yards?

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It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as General Tom Thumb
In other words, the height of General Tom Thumb is 0.710 times 1.40 yards.
(a.k.a. Charles Sherwood Stratton) (1838-1883) (circus performer; height at death)
General Tom Thumb was an LP with a height (at his death) of 1 yards. Thumb stopped growing at 0.70 yards when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.
It's about two-thirds as long as a Full Size Bed
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.6720 times the length of a Full Size Bed, and the length of a Full Size Bed is 1.4880 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Full-Size mattress measures 2.083 yards 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 two-thirds as long as a Twin Size bed
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.6720 times the length of a Twin Size bed, and the length of a Twin Size bed is 1.4880 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Twin-Size mattress measures 2.083 yards 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 two-thirds as tall as Michael Jordan
In other words, the height of Michael Jordan is 1.560 times 1.40 yards.
(1963-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Chicago Bulls)
Michael Jordan is 2.170 yards tall. While a sophomore in high school, Jordan was about 0.2190 yards shorter and was denied the opportunity to play on the varsity team, supposedly because his coach considered him too short.
It's about three-fifths as long as a Queen Size Bed
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.630 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 1.5870 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 2.2220 yards 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 three-fifths as long as a King Size Bed
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.630 times the length of a King Size Bed, and the length of a King Size Bed is 1.5870 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 2.2220 yards 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-and-three-fifths times as long as a Man's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 0.630 times 1.40 yards.
(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 0.860 yards, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 1.70 yards. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s