It's about one-tenth as tall as Tugela Falls.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.0804 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 12.40 times that amount.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 6,220 shaftments in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as The Navy Pier.
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 10 times 500 shaftments.(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 6,000 shaftments in total length. Originally named Municipal Pier #2, the pier was renamed Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of Naval personnel stationed there during World War I.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as The Three Sisters Falls.
In other words, the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 10 times 500 shaftments.(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 6,000 shaftments in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as Angel Falls.
In other words, the height of Angel Falls is 12.90 times 500 shaftments.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 6,420 shaftments. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about eighteen-and-a-half times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 500 shaftments is 18.680 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.05353 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-twenty-fifth as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.03987241 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 25.08 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 12,540 shaftments. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.0378788 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 26.40 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 13,200 shaftments. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show