It's about fourteen times as long as a Man's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 0.071 times 72 shaftments.(for healthy, middle-aged man of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a man's step is 5.20 shaftments, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 10 shaftments. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about fourteen times as tall as Verne Troyer
In other words, the height of Verne Troyer is 0.071 times 72 shaftments.(1969-2018) (actor)
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, was an LP with a height of 5.30 shaftments. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as Blackpool Tower
In other words, the height of Blackpool Tower is 14.40 times 72 shaftments.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 1,040 shaftments to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 630,000 shaftments to the northwest.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach
In other words, the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 14.80 times 72 shaftments.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 1,060 shaftments from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)
In other words, the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 15 times 72 shaftments.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 1,080 shaftments. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as The Washington Monument
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.064817 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 15.4280 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 1,110.80 shaftments tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral
In other words, the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 15.80 times 72 shaftments.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 1,140 shaftments to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).