It's about one-twentieth as tall as Olo'upena Falls.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.05486 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 18.230 times that amount.(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 492.20 fathoms in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.
It's about one-twentieth as tall as Tugela Falls.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.0521 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 19.20 times that amount.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 518 fathoms in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about one-twentieth as tall as Angel Falls.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.0504 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 19.80 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 535 fathoms. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about one-twentieth as long as The Navy Pier.
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 20 times 27 fathoms.(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 500 fathoms in total length. Originally named Municipal Pier #2, the pier was renamed Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of Naval personnel stationed there during World War I.
It's about one-twentieth as tall as The Three Sisters Falls.
In other words, the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 20 times 27 fathoms.(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 500 fathoms in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about twenty times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.048 times 27 fathoms.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 1.30 fathoms. 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 twenty times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 0.045 times 27 fathoms.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 1.20 fathoms tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 1.10 fathoms and his true height is the subject of some dispute.