It's about three-fifths as tall as André the Giant
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 1.70 times 23 nails.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 38 nails tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 37 nails and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about three-fifths as tall as Shaq
In other words, the height of Shaq is 1.70 times 23 nails.(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 38 nails 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 one-and-seven-tenths times as long as a Man's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 0.590 times 23 nails.(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 14 nails, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 27 nails. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about three-fifths as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, 23 nails is 0.570 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 40 nails. 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 two times as long as a Woman's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.50 times 23 nails.(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 12 nails, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 23 nails. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-third as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 23 nails is 0.32220 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 3.1040 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 71.370 nails. 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, 23 nails is 3.450 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.290 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.0139 nails of 6.670 nails in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.