It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as Verne Troyer
In other words, the height of Verne Troyer is 0.630 times 1.40 yards.(1969-2018) (actor)
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, was an LP with a height of 0.890 yards. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about three-fifths as tall as André the Giant
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.580 times the height of André the Giant, and the height of André the Giant is 1.70 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 2.40 yards tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 2.30 yards and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about three-fifths as tall as Shaq
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.580 times the height of Shaq, and the height of Shaq is 1.70 times that amount.(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 2.40 yards 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 three-fifths as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.560 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 1.80 times that amount.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 2.50 yards. 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-and-nine-tenths times as long as a Woman's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.530 times 1.40 yards.(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 0.720 yards, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 1.40 yards. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about three-tenths as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.31380 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 3.1870 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 4.4610 yards. 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 three-and-a-half times as tall as a Bowling Pin
In other words, 1.40 yards is 3.360 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.2980 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.000868 yards of 0.4170 yards in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.