It's about one-thirty-thousandth as long as The Colorado River.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.00003270 times the length of The Colorado River, and the length of The Colorado River is 30,600 times that amount.(a.k.a. Aha Kwahwat, a.k.a. Grand River, a.k.a. Tizon River, a.k.a. Tecon River, a.k.a. Tison River) (from Grand Lake, Colorado through the Gulf of California)
The Colorado River runs 15,300,000 shaftments in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 18,000 shaftments above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.
It's about one-thirty-five-thousandth as long as The Danube.
In other words, the length of The Danube is 37,500 times 500 shaftments.(a.k.a. Donau, a.k.a. Dunaj, a.k.a. Dunav, a.k.a. Duna, a.k.a. Дунав (Dunav), a.k.a. Dunărea, a.k.a. Дунáй (Dunay), a.k.a. Tuna) (from Breg Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany through the Danube Delta, Romania)
The Danube river runs 18,700,000 shaftments in total length. Intersecting Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia, the Danube touches more capital cities than any other river.
It's about 45,000 times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.0000220 times 500 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.
It's about one-forty-five-thousandth as long as The Oregon Trail.
In other words, the length of The Oregon Trail is 45,900 times 500 shaftments.(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 22,900,000 shaftments across five (sometimes six) states in the western United States. In the early years of the Trail's existence, the trip was estimated to have taken an average of 160 days.
It's about one-forty-five-thousandth as long as The Volga.
In other words, the length of The Volga is 46,300 times 500 shaftments.(a.k.a. Волга, a.k.a. İdel (Идел), a.k.a. Атăл (Atăl), a.k.a. Edil, a.k.a. İdil, a.k.a. Рав (Rav)) (from the Valdai Hills, Tver Oblast, Russia through the Caspian Sea)
The largest river in Europe, the Volga river runs 23,200,000 shaftments in total length. World War II's Battle of Stalingrad between the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, which resulted in nearly two million casualties, was fought in part for control of the river.
It's about one-fifty-thousandth as long as The Mississippi River.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.000020230 times the length of The Mississippi River, and the length of The Mississippi River is 49,430 times that amount.(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 24,710,000 shaftments. Prior to the development of soil erosion programs, the Mississippi River would carry approximately 400 million metric tons of sediment from its banks to the Gulf of Mexico every year.
It's about one-sixty-thousandth as long as The Distance from L.A. to New York.
In other words, the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York is 58,800 times 500 shaftments.(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.