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23 nails is about 0.0000004 times as long as The Mississippi River.
In other words, it's 0.0000003490 times the length of The Mississippi River, and the length of The Mississippi River is 2,865,000 times that amount.
(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 65,900,000 nails. Prior to the development of soil erosion programs, the Mississippi River would carry approximately 400 million metric tons of sediment from its banks to the Gulf of Mexico every year.
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