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How long is 8 hands?

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It's about as long as a Man's Footstep.
(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 7.80 hands, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 15 hands. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about as tall as Verne Troyer.
(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 8 hands. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, 8 hands is 0.890 times the height of General Tom Thumb, and the height of General Tom Thumb is 1.10 times that amount.
(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 9 hands. Thumb stopped growing at 6.30 hands 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-one-fifth times as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.830 times 8 hands.
(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 6.50 hands, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 13 hands. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about three-fourths as tall as Kenny Baker.
In other words, the height of Kenny Baker is 1.40 times 8 hands.
(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 11 hands. 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 two-thirds as tall as Hervé Villechaize.
In other words, the height of Hervé Villechaize is 1.50 times 8 hands.
(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 12 hands. 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 three-fifths as tall as Matt Roloff.
In other words, 8 hands is 0.630 times the height of Matt Roloff, and the height of Matt Roloff is 1.60 times that amount.
(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 13 hands. 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