How long is 4.7 inches?
It's about two times as tall as a Golf Tee
The height of a Golf Tee is about 2.10 inches.
The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 2.10 inches tall. The tee did not come into common use until it was promoted by professional golfers Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood, as part of a marketing effort by the patent-holder of the well-known, "Reddy Tee."
It's about three-tenths as tall as a Bowling Pin
The height of a Bowling Pin is about 15 inches.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.0313 inches of 15 inches in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about one-fifth as long as a Woman's Footstep
The length of a Woman's Footstep is about 26 inches.
(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 26 inches, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 52 inches. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-tenth as long as a Man's Footstep
The length of a Man's Footstep is about 31 inches.
(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 31 inches, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 62 inches. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-tenth as tall as Verne Troyer
The height of Verne Troyer is about 32 inches.
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, was an LP with a height of 32 inches. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about one-tenth as tall as General Tom Thumb
The height of General Tom Thumb is about 36 inches.
(a.k.a. Charles Sherwood Stratton) (1838-1883) (circus performer; height at death)
General Tom Thumb was an LP with a height (at his death) of 36 inches. Thumb stopped growing at 25 inches when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.
It's about eight-and-a-half times as long as an Aspirin
The length of an Aspirin is about 0.550 inches.
(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 0.550 inches in diameter. One of the most common medicines in the world and a foundation of worldwide health systems, an estimated 40,000 metric tons of aspirin are consumed each year.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Kenny Baker
The height of Kenny Baker is about 43 inches.
(a.k.a. Kenneth George Baker) (1934-2016) (actor)
Kenny Baker, most famous for his role as R2-D2 in the Star Wars film franchise, was an LP with a height of 43 inches. Baker and his wife, Eileen, both made brief appearances as the small, woodland creatures known as Ewoks in the 1984 Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (a.k.a. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi).
It's about one-tenth as tall as Hervé Villechaize
The height of Hervé Villechaize is about 47 inches.
(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 47 inches. Villechaize's form of dwarfism, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia-brachydactyly and distinctive speech (SED-BDS), is also known as "Tattoo dysplasia" or "Fantasy Island syndrome."
It's about one-tenth as tall as Matt Roloff
The height of Matt Roloff is about 51 inches.
(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 51 inches. 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 Gary Coleman
The height of Gary Coleman is about 55 inches.
(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 55 inches 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 one-fifteenth as tall as Danny DeVito
The height of Danny DeVito is about 59 inches.
(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 59 inches 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 one-fifteenth as tall as Napoleon
The height of Napoleon is about 67 inches.
(a.k.a. Napoleon Bonaparte; a.k.a. Napoleon I, a.k.a. Napoleone di Buonaparte) (1759-1821) (French leader)
Despite his frequent characterizations as much shorter than average, Napoleon was a period-average height of approximately 67 inches. The mis-characterizations have been attributed to British propaganda and to the confusion between French and British units of measurements used at the time.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as a Refrigerator (Side-by-side)
The height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side) is about 70.50 inches.
(a.k.a. Fridge, a.k.a Icebox) (for G.E. Profile model no. PSDW3YGXSS; total exterior height)
A common refrigerator model measures 70.50 inches in total exterior height. When General Electric released its first widely-marketed refrigerator — the "Monitor Top" model — in 1927, it sold over one million units.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Full Size Bed
The length of a Full Size Bed is about 75 inches.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Full-Size mattress measures 75 inches 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.