It's about one-tenth as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.140 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 7.10 times that amount.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 500 shaftments. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about seven-and-a-half times as tall as Danny DeVito
In other words, the height of Danny DeVito is 0.140 times 72 shaftments.(a.k.a. Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr.) (1944-) (actor)
Danny DeVito, best known for his role as Louie De Palma in the 1978-83 television series Taxi, is 9.80 shaftments tall. After graduating from high school, DeVito became a licensed cosmetician and it was out of interest in cosmetology that he first enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and later began to study acting.
It's about eight times as tall as Gary Coleman
In other words, 72 shaftments is 7.80 times the height of Gary Coleman, and the height of Gary Coleman is 0.130 times that amount.(a.k.a. Gary Wayne Coleman) (1978-2009) (actor)
Gary Coleman, most famous for his role as Arnold Jackson on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes was 9.20 shaftments tall. His small stature was a result of a congenital kidney disease. Coleman worked as a security guard since following his career as an actor.
It's about eight-and-a-half times as tall as Matt Roloff
In other words, the height of Matt Roloff is 0.120 times 72 shaftments.(1961-) (actor and reality television star)
Matt Roloff, most famous for his role on the reality television show Little People, Big World, is an LP with a height of 8.50 shaftments. In 1985, Roloff stared as an Ewok — one of the small, woodland creatures from the Star Wars franchise — in the movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Statue of Liberty
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.1180 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 8.4750 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 610.20 shaftments including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Big Ben
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.110 times the height of Big Ben, and the height of Big Ben is 9.10 times that amount.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 630 shaftments. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about nine times as tall as Hervé Villechaize
In other words, 72 shaftments is 9.10 times the height of Hervé Villechaize, and the height of Hervé Villechaize is 0.110 times that amount.(a.k.a. Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize) (1943-1993) (actor)
Hervé Villechaize, most famous for his role as Tattoo on the 1978-84 television series Fantasy Island, was an LP with a height of 7.90 shaftments. Villechaize's form of dwarfism, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia-brachydactyly and distinctive speech (SED-BDS), is also known as "Tattoo dysplasia" or "Fantasy Island syndrome."