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It's about one-ten-thousandth as long as The 405
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.0000941550 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 10,621 times that amount.
(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
Running from Irvine to San Fernando, The 405 runs a total of 764,700 shaftments. The 405 is the most heavily-trafficed freeway in the United States, with an average speed as low as 8 kph during rush hours.
It's about one-ten-thousandth as long as Hadrian's Wall
In other words, the length of Hadrian's Wall is 11,000 times 72 shaftments.
(a.k.a. Roman Wall, a.k.a. The Wall, a.k.a. Vallo di Adriano, a.k.a. Vallum Aelium, a.k.a. Severus' Wall) (from North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom to Cumbria, North West England, United Kingdom)
Hadrian's Wall, which crossed England form the North Sea to the Irish Sea during the time of Roman rule, measures 790,000 shaftments (about 79 Roman miles). Roman soldiers — at one time up to 10,000 of them — only occupied Great Britain for about 246 years after the wall was built, after which time the local Brits began to take residence the wall's garrisons.
It's about one-forty-thousandth as long as The Grand Canyon
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.00002460 times the length of The Grand Canyon, and the length of The Grand Canyon is 40,700 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Gran Cañón) (Arizona) (Colorado River miles measure)
The Grand Canyon has a total length of 2,930,000 shaftments along the course of the Colorado River at its bottom. Having opened in early 2007, the Grand Canyon Skywalk allows tourists to stand on a horseshoe-shaped glass walkway 7,220 shaftments above the floor of Granite Gorge.
It's about 100,000 times as tall as a sheet of Paper
In other words, the height of a sheet of Paper is 0.00001000 times 72 shaftments.
(for US Letter, a.k.a. ANSI A; 215.9mm by 279.4mm (8.5 in x 11 in); 20lb)
A single sheet of 20 lb, 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper is just 0.0007 shaftments thick. This style of paper weighs a mere 5 g per sheet.
It's about 100,000 times as wide as a Strand of Hair
In other words, 72 shaftments is 110,000 times the width of a Strand of Hair, and the width of a Strand of Hair is 0.00000910 times that amount.
(average)
A strand of human hair averages 99 µm (micrometers), with blond hair being the finest and black hair the thickest. On a healthy scalp, each strand of hair will last up to 6 years.
It's about one-one-hundred-thousandth as long as The Rhine
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.000008310 times the length of The Rhine, and the length of The Rhine is 120,000 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Rhein, a.k.a. Rijn, a.k.a. Rhin, a.k.a. Rain, a.k.a. Reno, a.k.a. Rhenus, a.k.a. Ryn) (from near Reichenau, Switzerland through Hoek van Holland, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
The Rhine river runs 8,660,000 shaftments in total length. The World War II Battle of Arnhem, as memorialized in the 1974 book and 1977 movie A Bridge Too Far, was the first of several attempts to capture key bridges across the Rhine, beginning with the Arnhem Bridge in the Netherlands.
It's about one-two-hundred-thousandth as long as The Colorado River
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.000004710 times the length of The Colorado River, and the length of The Colorado River is 212,000 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Aha Kwahwat, a.k.a. Grand River, a.k.a. Tizon River, a.k.a. Tecon River, a.k.a. Tison River) (from Grand Lake, Colorado through the Gulf of California)
The Colorado River runs 15,300,000 shaftments in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 18,000 shaftments above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.