It's about five times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, 72 shaftments is 4.80 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.210 times that amount.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 15 shaftments. 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 one-fifth as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
In other words, the height of The Mahabodhi Temple is 5 times 72 shaftments.(a.k.a. Great Awakening Temple, a.k.a. Maha Bodhi Temple, a.k.a. Temple of Bodh Gaya, a.k.a. Mahabodhi Mahavihar) (Bodh Gaya, Gaya District, Bihar, India)
The tower of the Mahabodhi Temple measures 360 shaftments in total height. The site has been of sacred interest for more than 2,000 years, with the current Temple dating back at least 1,400 years.
It's about five times as tall as André the Giant
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 0.20 times 72 shaftments.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 14 shaftments tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 14 shaftments and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about five times as tall as Shaq
In other words, the height of Shaq is 0.20 times 72 shaftments.(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 14 shaftments 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 one-fifth as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.1950 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 5.130 times that amount.(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 370 shaftments tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about one-fifth as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.1910 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 5.240 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 378 shaftments tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about five-and-a-half times as long as a Queen Size Bed
In other words, the length of a Queen Size Bed is 0.18520 times 72 shaftments.(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 13.330 shaftments 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.