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How long is 5 feet?

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It's about as tall as Danny DeVito.
(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 4.9 feet 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 as tall as Muggsy Bogues.
In other words, the height of Muggsy Bogues is 1.1 times 5 feet.
(Tyrone Curtis Bogues) (1965-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Charlotte Hornets)
Muggsy Bogues, the shortest player to ever play in the NBA, is 5.2 feet tall. Following his retirement from playing, he went on to coach the WNBA's Charlotte Sting, where he was also shorter than any of the players he coached.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Gary Coleman.
In other words, the height of Gary Coleman is 0.91 times 5 feet.
(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 4.6 feet 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 nine-tenths as tall as Napoleon.
In other words, the height of Napoleon is 1.1 times 5 feet.
(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 5.6 feet. 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 nine-tenths as tall as a Refrigerator (Side-by-side).
In other words, 5 feet is 0.851 times the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side), and the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side) is 1.18 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Fridge, a.k.a Icebox) (for G.E. Profile model no. PSDW3YGXSS; total exterior height)
A common refrigerator model measures 5.87 feet 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-and-one-fifth times as tall as Matt Roloff.
In other words, the height of Matt Roloff is 0.83 times 5 feet.
(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 4.3 feet. 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 four-fifths as long as a Full Size Bed.
In other words, the length of a Full Size Bed is 1.25 times 5 feet.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Full-Size mattress measures 6.25 feet 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.