It's about one-fourth as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 85 shaftments is 0.2250 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 4.440 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 378 shaftments tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about one-fifth as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 85 shaftments is 0.1890 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 5.290 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 449 shaftments. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 54,400,000 shaftments before refueling.
It's about five-and-a-half times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.180 times 85 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 one-fifth as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, 85 shaftments is 0.170 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 5.90 times that amount.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 500 shaftments. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about six times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, 85 shaftments is 5.90 times the height of André the Giant, and the height of André the Giant is 0.170 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 six times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, 85 shaftments is 5.90 times the height of Shaq, and the height of Shaq is 0.170 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 six-and-a-half times as long as a Queen Size Bed.
In other words, 85 shaftments is 6.3750 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 0.15690 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.