It's about as long as a Woman's Footstep.
(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 12 nails, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 23 nails. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about nine-tenths as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, 12 nails is 0.870 times the length of a Man's Footstep, and the length of a Man's Footstep is 1.10 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 14 nails, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 27 nails. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about nine-tenths as tall as Verne Troyer.
In other words, 12 nails is 0.850 times the height of Verne Troyer, and the height of Verne Troyer is 1.20 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 14 nails. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about three-fourths as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, the height of General Tom Thumb is 1.30 times 12 nails.(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 16 nails. Thumb stopped growing at 11 nails when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.
It's about three-fifths as tall as Kenny Baker.
In other words, 12 nails is 0.620 times the height of Kenny Baker, and the height of Kenny Baker is 1.60 times that amount.(a.k.a. Kenneth George Baker) (1934-) (actor)
Kenny Baker, most famous for his role as R2-D2 in the Star Wars film franchise, is an LP with a height of 19 nails. 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 three-fifths as tall as Hervé Villechaize.
In other words, 12 nails is 0.570 times the height of Hervé Villechaize, and the height of Hervé Villechaize is 1.80 times that amount.(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 21 nails. 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-and-four-fifths times as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.5560 times 12 nails.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.0139 nails of 6.670 nails in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.