It's about 8,000 times as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 7,800 times the length of a Man's Footstep, and the length of a Man's Footstep is 0.00013 times that amount.(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 5.20 shaftments, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 10 shaftments. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about 9,500 times as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.00011 times 40,640 shaftments.(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 4.30 shaftments, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 8.70 shaftments. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about 15,000 times as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 16,300 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.00006130 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.00521 shaftments of 2.50 shaftments in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about one-sixty-thousandth as long as The Distance from Earth to the Moon.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 0.000016110690 times the length of The Distance from Earth to the Moon, and the length of The Distance from Earth to the Moon is 62,070.590 times that amount.(a.k.a. Luna) (median of semi-major axis, or apigee, and semi-minor axes, or perigee)
The orbit of the Moon around the Earth is elliptical, with an average distance of 2,522,549,000 shaftments from center-to-center. About 428.376 kg of moon rock have been cataloged on the Earth, from the American Apollo and Soviet Luna Programs, and from samples that have been extracted from meteorites.
It's about 100,000 times as tall as a Golf Tee.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 110,000 times the height of a Golf Tee, and the height of a Golf Tee is 0.00000910 times that amount.The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 0.350 shaftments tall. The tee did not come into common use until it was promoted by professional golfers Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood, as part of a marketing effort by the patent-holder of the well-known, "Reddy Tee."
It's about 450,000 times as long as an Aspirin.
In other words, the length of an Aspirin is 0.00000230 times 40,640 shaftments.(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 0.092 shaftments in diameter. One of the most common medicines in the world and a foundation of worldwide health systems, an estimated 40,000 metric tons of aspirin are consumed each year.
It's about 3,500,000 times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.000000280 times 40,640 shaftments.(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 0.011 shaftments 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.