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It's about six-and-a-half times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, the height of Shaq is 0.150 times 16 yards.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 2.40 yards 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 one-tenth as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch.
In other words, 16 yards is 0.1390 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 7.190 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 115 yards (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 100 yards and 130 yards, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about seven times as long as a Queen Size Bed.
In other words, 16 yards is 7.20 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 0.13890 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 2.2220 yards 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.
It's about seven times as long as a King Size Bed.
In other words, 16 yards is 7.20 times the length of a King Size Bed, and the length of a King Size Bed is 0.13890 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 2.2220 yards 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.
It's about seven-and-a-half times as tall as Michael Jordan.
In other words, 16 yards is 7.320 times the height of Michael Jordan, and the height of Michael Jordan is 0.1370 times that amount.
(1963-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Chicago Bulls)
Michael Jordan is 2.170 yards tall. While a sophomore in high school, Jordan was about 0.2190 yards shorter and was denied the opportunity to play on the varsity team, supposedly because his coach considered him too short.
It's about one-tenth as long as a Football field.
In other words, 16 yards is 0.1333330 times the length of a Football field, and the length of a Football field is 7.500020 times that amount.
(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 120 yards from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 10 yards farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about seven-and-a-half times as long as a Full Size Bed.
In other words, 16 yards is 7.680 times the length of a Full Size Bed, and the length of a Full Size Bed is 0.13020 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Full-Size mattress measures 2.083 yards 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.