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It's about 1,500 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 1,518 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.0006588 times that amount.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 26.770 shaftments. 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 one-two-thousandth as long as The Diameter of Earth.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 0.00048552864 times the length of The Diameter of Earth, and the length of The Diameter of Earth is 2,059.61070 times that amount.
(Equatorial)
The Earth — not a perfect sphere, but rather an oblate spheroid with bulged middle — has a diameter of approximately 83,702,579 shaftments at the Equator. The first complete view of Earth's diameter was in a photograph taken from a V-2 rocket launched in 1946 by the United States Army, which reached an altitude of 686,400 shaftments.
It's about 2,500 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.00037 times 40,640 shaftments.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 15 shaftments. 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 3,000 times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 2,800 times the height of André the Giant, and the height of André the Giant is 0.00036 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 14 shaftments tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 14 shaftments and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about 3,000 times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 2,800 times the height of Shaq, and the height of Shaq is 0.00036 times that amount.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 14 shaftments 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 3,000 times as long as a Queen Size Bed.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 3,048 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 0.0003281 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 13.330 shaftments from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about 3,000 times as long as a King Size Bed.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 3,048 times the length of a King Size Bed, and the length of a King Size Bed is 0.0003281 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 13.330 shaftments from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.