It's about as tall as Danny DeVito
(a.k.a. Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr.) (1944-) (actor)
Danny DeVito, best known for his role as Louie De Palma in the 1978-83 television series Taxi, is 9.80 shaftments tall. After graduating from high school, DeVito became a licensed cosmetician and it was out of interest in cosmetology that he first enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and later began to study acting.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Matt Roloff
In other words, the height of Matt Roloff is 0.910 times 9.80 shaftments.(1961-) (actor and reality television star)
Matt Roloff, most famous for his role on the reality television show Little People, Big World, is an LP with a height of 8.50 shaftments. In 1985, Roloff stared as an Ewok — one of the small, woodland creatures from the Star Wars franchise — in the movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Gary Coleman
In other words, the height of Gary Coleman is 0.910 times 9.80 shaftments.(a.k.a. Gary Wayne Coleman) (1978-2009) (actor)
Gary Coleman, most famous for his role as Arnold Jackson on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes was 9.20 shaftments tall. His small stature was a result of a congenital kidney disease. Coleman worked as a security guard since following his career as an actor.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as Napoleon
In other words, 9.80 shaftments is 0.880 times the height of Napoleon, and the height of Napoleon is 1.10 times that amount.(a.k.a. Napoleon Bonaparte; a.k.a. Napoleon I, a.k.a. Napoleone di Buonaparte) (1759-1821) (French leader)
Despite his frequent characterizations as much shorter than average, Napoleon was a period-average height of approximately 11 shaftments. The mis-characterizations have been attributed to British propaganda and to the confusion between French and British units of measurements used at the time.
It's about four-fifths as tall as a Refrigerator (Side-by-side)
In other words, 9.80 shaftments is 0.8340 times the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side), and the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side) is 1.20 times that amount.(a.k.a. Fridge, a.k.a Icebox) (for G.E. Profile model no. PSDW3YGXSS; total exterior height)
A common refrigerator model measures 11.70 shaftments in total exterior height. When General Electric released its first widely-marketed refrigerator — the "Monitor Top" model — in 1927, it sold over one million units.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as Hervé Villechaize
In other words, the height of Hervé Villechaize is 0.830 times 9.80 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 four-fifths as long as a Full Size Bed
In other words, 9.80 shaftments is 0.7840 times the length of a Full Size Bed, and the length of a Full Size Bed is 1.2760 times that amount.(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Full-Size mattress measures 12.50 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.