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How long is 1,226 fathoms?

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It's about 2,500 times as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, the height of General Tom Thumb is 0.0004 times 1,226 fathoms.
(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 0.50 fathoms. Thumb stopped growing at 0.350 fathoms when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.
It's about one-three-thousandth as long as The Great Wall of China (wall only).
In other words, 1,226 fathoms is 0.0003582 times the length of The Great Wall of China (wall only), and the length of The Great Wall of China (wall only) is 2,792 times that amount.
(长城, 長城, Chángchéng, a.k.a. 万里长城, 萬里長城, Wànlǐ Chángchéng) (a.k.a. "The long wall of 10,000 Li") (from Shanhaiguan through Lop Nur, China) (wall segments only)
The Great Wall of China has total wall segment length of 3,422 fathoms. Built and maintained in multiple sections over about eleven centuries, the Great Wall is currently suffering the effects of erosion, especially in the older sections made primarily out of mud.
It's about 3,000 times as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, 1,226 fathoms is 2,800 times the length of a Man's Footstep, and the length of a Man's Footstep is 0.00036 times that amount.
(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 0.430 fathoms, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 0.860 fathoms. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about 3,000 times as tall as Verne Troyer.
In other words, 1,226 fathoms is 2,800 times the height of Verne Troyer, and the height of Verne Troyer is 0.00036 times that amount.
(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 0.440 fathoms. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about one-three-thousandth as long as The Amazon River.
In other words, 1,226 fathoms is 0.0003483 times the length of The Amazon River, and the length of The Amazon River is 2,871 times that amount.
(from Nevado Mismi, Arequipa, Peru through near Marajó, Brazil) (approximate distance)
The Amazon River has an approximate distance of 3,520,000 fathoms. Although by most measures it is the largest and one of the most significant rivers in the world, the region surrounding the Amazon is mostly sparsely populated and the river itself has no bridges across it at any point.
It's about 3,500 times as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.00029 times 1,226 fathoms.
(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 0.360 fathoms, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 0.720 fathoms. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-four-thousandth as long as The Great Wall of China (total).
In other words, 1,226 fathoms is 0.000253 times the length of The Great Wall of China (total), and the length of The Great Wall of China (total) is 3,950 times that amount.
(长城, 長城, Chángchéng, a.k.a. 万里长城, 萬里長城, Wànlǐ Chángchéng) (a.k.a. "The long wall of 10,000 Li") (from Shanhaiguan through Lop Nur, China) (total length, all branches)
The Great Wall of China, including all branches and trenches, is 4,840,000 fathoms. Built and maintained in multiple sections over about eleven centuries, the Great Wall is currently suffering the effects of erosion, especially in the older sections made primarily out of mud.