It's about 85 times as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, the height of General Tom Thumb is 0.012 times 500 shaftments.(a.k.a. Charles Sherwood Stratton) (1838-1883) (circus performer; height at death)
General Tom Thumb was an LP with a height (at his death) of 6 shaftments. Thumb stopped growing at 4.20 shaftments when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.
It's about one-ninetieth as long as The Las Vegas Strip.
In other words, the length of The Las Vegas Strip is 91 times 500 shaftments.(Las Vegas Boulevard S and W from Russel Rd to Sahara Ave)(Paradise, Nevada through Winchester, Nevada).
Although technically located beyond the city limits of Las Vegas (along with the well-known "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign), the stretch of road known as the "Las Vegas Strip" runs 45,000 shaftments along Las Vegas Boulevard South and West from Russel Road at the south end to Sahara Avenue at the north end. The casinos and hotels on the Strip display an estimated total of 160,000,000 shaftments of neon light tubing.
It's about one-ninetieth as tall as Aconcagua.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.010945 times the height of Aconcagua, and the height of Aconcagua is 91.3660 times that amount.(a.k.a. Cerro Aconcagua) (Mendoza, Argentina)
Aconcagua measures 45,682 shaftments height at its peak. Although there is no definitive evidence that members of the indigenous Inca civilization ever reached the peak the mountain, numerous archeological sites have been found on the slopes of the mountain, including a naturally-embalmed Incan mummy was discovered on a 34,121 shaftments high ridge.
It's about 95 times as tall as Verne Troyer.
In other words, the height of Verne Troyer is 0.011 times 500 shaftments.(1969-2018) (actor)
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, was an LP with a height of 5.30 shaftments. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about 95 times as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 0.01 times 500 shaftments.(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 one-one-hundredth as tall as Mount Everest.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.00861 times the height of Mount Everest, and the height of Mount Everest is 116 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Chomolungma, a.k.a. सगरमाथा, a.k.a. Chajamlungma, a.k.a. ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, a.k.a. 珠穆朗玛峰, a.k.a. Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) (Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal and Tibet, China) (to summit, excluding snow depth)
Mount Everest is 58,100 shaftments above sea level at its summit. The plate tectonics of the Indian subcontinent continuously alter the mountain's peak — raising it by 0.0262 shaftments and shifting it to the northeast by 0.0295 shaftments each year.
It's about 100 times as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 120 times the length of a Woman's Footstep, and the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.0083 times that amount.(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