It's about as tall as Gary Coleman.
(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 170 barleycorns 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 as tall as Danny DeVito.
In other words, the height of Danny DeVito is 1 times 170 barleycorns.(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 180 barleycorns 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-and-one-tenth times as tall as Matt Roloff.
In other words, the height of Matt Roloff is 0.91 times 170 barleycorns.(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 150 barleycorns. 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 nine-tenths as tall as Muggsy Bogues.
In other words, the height of Muggsy Bogues is 1.1 times 170 barleycorns.(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 190 barleycorns 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 nine-tenths as tall as Napoleon.
In other words, 170 barleycorns is 0.85 times the height of Napoleon, and the height of Napoleon is 1.2 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 200 barleycorns. 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-and-one-fifth times as tall as Hervé Villechaize.
In other words, the height of Hervé Villechaize is 0.83 times 170 barleycorns.(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 140 barleycorns. 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 four-fifths as tall as a Refrigerator (Side-by-side).
In other words, 170 barleycorns is 0.804 times the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side), and the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side) is 1.24 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 211 barleycorns 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.