It's about two-thirds as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 1.50 times 0.310 rods.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 0.460 rods. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.
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It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as tall as General Tom Thumb
In other words, the height of General Tom Thumb is 0.590 times 0.310 rods.(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 0.180 rods. Thumb stopped growing at 0.130 rods when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as tall as Verne Troyer
In other words, the height of Verne Troyer is 0.530 times 0.310 rods.(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 0.160 rods. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about two times as long as a Man's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 0.50 times 0.310 rods.(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 0.160 rods, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 0.310 rods. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about two-and-a-half times as long as a Woman's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.420 times 0.310 rods.(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 0.130 rods, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 0.260 rods. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about two-fifths as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 0.310 rods is 0.38220 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 2.6160 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 0.81110 rods. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.