It's about one-five-hundredth as tall as a Canton Tower
In other words, 47 inches is 0.00 times the height of a Canton Tower, and the height of a Canton Tower is 500 times that amount.(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 24,000 inches to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.
It's about one-six-hundred-fiftieth as tall as Gocta Falls
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0016 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 645 times that amount.(a.k.a. Gocta Cataracts, a.k.a. Catarata del Gocta) (Amazonas, Peru) (total height)
Gocta Falls, a waterfall on the Cocahuayco River, measures 30,400 inches in total height. Although it sits just 1,650,000 inches from the major city of Chachapoyas, the waterfall was unknown to non-locals until it was documented during a 2005 expedition by a German economist.
It's about one-seven-hundredth as tall as Burj Dubai
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0014 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 694 times that amount.(formally Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. Dubai Tower, a.k.a. برج خليفة) (Dubai, UAE) (to roof)
Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world, stands 32,600 inches to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 22,700 inches on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 11,200 inches on the 78th floor.
It's about 700 times as wide as a Strand of Spaghetti
In other words, 47 inches is 700 times the width of a Strand of Spaghetti, and the width of a Strand of Spaghetti is 0.001 times that amount.(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 0.067 inches in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
It's about one-seven-hundred-fiftieth as tall as Olo'upena Falls
In other words, 47 inches is 0.00133 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 754.1 times that amount.(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 35,440 inches in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.
It's about one-eight-hundredth as tall as Tugela Falls
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0013 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 794 times that amount.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 37,300 inches in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about one-eight-hundredth as tall as Angel Falls
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0012 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 820 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 38,500 inches. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.