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It's about one-seven-hundredth as long as The Distance from L.A. to New York.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 0.00138 times the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York, and the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York is 725 times that amount.
(Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York) (via I-10 E, I-15 N, I-70 E, I-76 E, I-80 E, I-280 E)
The total length of the freeway route from Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York via Interstate 80 is 29,500,000 shaftments long. This route intersects eleven states and several major cities, including Las Vegas, Nevada; Denver, Colorado; Lincoln, Nebraska; Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; South Bend, Indiana; and Cleveland, Ohio.
It's about 750 times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 739 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.00135 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 55 shaftments in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about one-seven-hundred-fiftieth as long as I-80.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 0.00133538 times the length of I-80, and the length of I-80 is 748.8510 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Interstate 80, a.k.a. Keystone Shortway) (net length)
Interstate 80, crosses the continent of North America from Teaneck, New Jersey to San Francisco, California and covers a total length of 30,433,300 shaftments. A 393,701 shaftments stretch between mile marker 318 in Grand Island, Nebraska and mile marker 390 in Lincoln, Nebraska is the longest straight path in the US Interstate system.
It's about 1,000 times as tall as a Giraffe.
In other words, the height of a Giraffe is 0.001 times 40,640 shaftments.
(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 40 shaftments tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day.
It's about one-one-thousandth as long as The Great Wall of China (wall only).
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 0.0009895 times the length of The Great Wall of China (wall only), and the length of The Great Wall of China (wall only) is 1,011 times that amount.
(长城, 長城, Chángchéng, a.k.a. 万里长城, 萬里長城, Wànlǐ Chángchéng) (a.k.a. "The long wall of 10,000 Li") (from Shanhaiguan through Lop Nur, China) (wall segments only)
The Great Wall of China has total wall segment length of 41,070 shaftments. Built and maintained in multiple sections over about eleven centuries, the Great Wall is currently suffering the effects of erosion, especially in the older sections made primarily out of mud.
It's about one-one-thousandth as long as The Amazon River.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 0.0009622 times the length of The Amazon River, and the length of The Amazon River is 1,039 times that amount.
(from Nevado Mismi, Arequipa, Peru through near Marajó, Brazil) (approximate distance)
The Amazon River has an approximate distance of 42,240,000 shaftments. Although by most measures it is the largest and one of the most significant rivers in the world, the region surrounding the Amazon is mostly sparsely populated and the river itself has no bridges across it at any point.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Great Wall of China (total).
In other words, the length of The Great Wall of China (total) is 1,430 times 40,640 shaftments.
(长城, 長城, Chángchéng, a.k.a. 万里长城, 萬里長城, Wànlǐ Chángchéng) (a.k.a. "The long wall of 10,000 Li") (from Shanhaiguan through Lop Nur, China) (total length, all branches)
The Great Wall of China, including all branches and trenches, is 58,100,000 shaftments. Built and maintained in multiple sections over about eleven centuries, the Great Wall is currently suffering the effects of erosion, especially in the older sections made primarily out of mud.