It's about eight times as long as a Twin Size bed.
In other words, 147 hands is 7.840 times the length of a Twin Size bed, and the length of a Twin Size bed is 0.12760 times that amount.(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Twin-Size mattress measures 18.750 hands 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.
It's about eight-and-a-half times as tall as a Refrigerator (Side-by-side).
In other words, 147 hands is 8.340 times the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side), and the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side) is 0.120 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 17.60 hands 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 nine times as tall as Napoleon.
In other words, 147 hands is 8.80 times the height of Napoleon, and the height of Napoleon is 0.110 times that amount.(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 17 hands. 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-tenth as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, 147 hands is 0.110 times the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza, and the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 9.10 times that amount.(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 1,300 hands. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.
It's about nine-and-a-half times as tall as Muggsy Bogues.
In other words, the height of Muggsy Bogues is 0.110 times 147 hands.(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 16 hands 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 ten times as tall as Danny DeVito.
In other words, the height of Danny DeVito is 0.10 times 147 hands.(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 15 hands 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-tenth as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 147 hands is 0.0976 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 10.20 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 1,510 hands tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao