It's about one-tenth as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 10 times 85 shaftments.(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 850 shaftments. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.
It's about eleven times as tall as Hervé Villechaize.
In other words, the height of Hervé Villechaize is 0.091 times 85 shaftments.(a.k.a. Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize) (1943-1993) (actor)
Hervé Villechaize, most famous for his role as Tattoo on the 1978-84 television series Fantasy Island, was an LP with a height of 7.90 shaftments. Villechaize's form of dwarfism, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia-brachydactyly and distinctive speech (SED-BDS), is also known as "Tattoo dysplasia" or "Fantasy Island syndrome."
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 85 shaftments is 0.0847 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 11.80 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 1,000 shaftments tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about twelve times as tall as Kenny Baker.
In other words, the height of Kenny Baker is 0.083 times 85 shaftments.(a.k.a. Kenneth George Baker) (1934-) (actor)
Kenny Baker, most famous for his role as R2-D2 in the Star Wars film franchise, is an LP with a height of 7.20 shaftments. Baker and his wife, Eileen, both made brief appearances as the small, woodland creatures known as Ewoks in the 1984 Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (a.k.a. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi).
It's about one-tenth as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, the height of Blackpool Tower is 12.20 times 85 shaftments.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 1,040 shaftments to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 630,000 shaftments to the northwest.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 12.50 times 85 shaftments.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 1,060 shaftments from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 12.70 times 85 shaftments.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 1,080 shaftments. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.