It's about seven-and-a-half times as long as a Twin Size bed.
In other words, 16 yards is 7.680 times the length of a Twin Size bed, and the length of a Twin Size bed is 0.13020 times that amount.(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Twin-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.
It's about eight times as tall as a Refrigerator (Side-by-side).
In other words, 16 yards is 8.170 times the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side), and the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side) is 0.1220 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 1.960 yards 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 eight-and-a-half times as tall as Napoleon.
In other words, the height of Napoleon is 0.120 times 16 yards.(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 1.90 yards. 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 one-tenth as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, 16 yards is 0.110 times the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza, and the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 9.10 times that amount.(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 140 yards. 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 nine times as tall as Muggsy Bogues.
In other words, 16 yards is 9.10 times the height of Muggsy Bogues, and the height of Muggsy Bogues is 0.110 times that amount.(Tyrone Curtis Bogues) (1965-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Charlotte Hornets)
Muggsy Bogues, the shortest player to ever play in the NBA, is 1.70 yards tall. Following his retirement from playing, he went on to coach the WNBA's Charlotte Sting, where he was also shorter than any of the players he coached.
It's about ten times as tall as Danny DeVito.
In other words, the height of Danny DeVito is 0.10 times 16 yards.(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 1.60 yards 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 ten times as tall as Gary Coleman.
In other words, the height of Gary Coleman is 0.10 times 16 yards.(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 1.50 yards 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.