It's about three-fifths as long as a King Size Bed
In other words, 1,200 milimeters is 0.5906 times the length of a King Size Bed, and the length of a King Size Bed is 1.693 times that amount.(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 2,032 milimeters 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 one-and-four-fifths times as long as a Woman's Footstep
In other words, 1,200 milimeters is 1.8 times the length of a Woman's Footstep, and the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.56 times that amount.(for healthy, middle-aged woman of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a woman's step is 660 milimeters, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 1,300 milimeters. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about half as tall as André the Giant
In other words, 1,200 milimeters is 0.55 times the height of André the Giant, and the height of André the Giant is 1.8 times that amount.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 2,200 milimeters tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 2,100 milimeters and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about half as tall as Shaq
In other words, 1,200 milimeters is 0.55 times the height of Shaq, and the height of Shaq is 1.8 times that amount.(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 2,200 milimeters 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 half as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, 1,200 milimeters is 0.52 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 1.9 times that amount.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 2,300 milimeters. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.
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It's about three times as tall as a Bowling Pin
In other words, 1,200 milimeters is 3.15 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.317 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.7940 milimeters of 381 milimeters in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about three-tenths as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 1,200 milimeters is 0.2942 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 3.399 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 4,079 milimeters. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.