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It's about 30,000 times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, 27 fathoms is 29,000 times the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness), and the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.0000340 times that amount.
(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 0.00093 fathoms in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
It's about 40,000 times as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 39,500 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.00002530 times that amount.
(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.000684 fathoms. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 8.260 fathoms in height.
It's about one-forty-five-thousandth as long as The Colorado River.
In other words, the length of The Colorado River is 47,200 times 27 fathoms.
(a.k.a. Aha Kwahwat, a.k.a. Grand River, a.k.a. Tizon River, a.k.a. Tecon River, a.k.a. Tison River) (from Grand Lake, Colorado through the Gulf of California)
The Colorado River runs 1,270,000 fathoms in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 1,500 fathoms above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.
It's about one-sixty-thousandth as long as The Danube.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.00001730 times the length of The Danube, and the length of The Danube is 57,800 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Donau, a.k.a. Dunaj, a.k.a. Dunav, a.k.a. Duna, a.k.a. Дунав (Dunav), a.k.a. Dunărea, a.k.a. Дунáй (Dunay), a.k.a. Tuna) (from Breg Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany through the Danube Delta, Romania)
The Danube river runs 1,560,000 fathoms in total length. Intersecting Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia, the Danube touches more capital cities than any other river.
It's about one-seventy-thousandth as long as The Oregon Trail.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.00001410 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 70,900 times that amount.
(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 1,910,000 fathoms across five (sometimes six) states in the western United States. In the early years of the Trail's existence, the trip was estimated to have taken an average of 160 days.
It's about one-seventy-thousandth as long as The Volga.
In other words, the length of The Volga is 71,400 times 27 fathoms.
(a.k.a. Волга, a.k.a. İdel (Идел), a.k.a. Атăл (Atăl), a.k.a. Edil, a.k.a. İdil, a.k.a. Рав (Rav)) (from the Valdai Hills, Tver Oblast, Russia through the Caspian Sea)
The largest river in Europe, the Volga river runs 1,930,000 fathoms in total length. World War II's Battle of Stalingrad between the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, which resulted in nearly two million casualties, was fought in part for control of the river.
It's about one-seventy-five-thousandth as long as The Mississippi River.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.000013110 times the length of The Mississippi River, and the length of The Mississippi River is 76,280 times that amount.
(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 2,059,000 fathoms. Prior to the development of soil erosion programs, the Mississippi River would carry approximately 400 million metric tons of sediment from its banks to the Gulf of Mexico every year.