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It's about 85 times as long as an Aspirin
In other words, the length of an Aspirin is 0.012 times 47 inches.
(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 0.550 inches in diameter. One of the most common medicines in the world and a foundation of worldwide health systems, an estimated 40,000 metric tons of aspirin are consumed each year.
It's about one-ninetieth as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0114 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 87.70 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 4,130 inches (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 4,140 inches, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about one-ninetieth as long as a Football field
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0108796 times the length of a Football field, and the length of a Football field is 91.91510 times that amount.
(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 4,320 inches from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 360 inches farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about one-one-hundredth as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0092 times the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza, and the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 110 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 5,100 inches. 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 one-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Shambles
In other words, the length of The Shambles is 130 times 47 inches.
(a.k.a. Maze of Twisting, a.k.a. The Great Flesh Shambles) (York, England, United Kingdom) (approximate)
The Shambles, a historic shopping street in York, stretches about 5,900 inches. Several of the buildings along the street are over seven hundred years old.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha
In other words, the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 128 times 47 inches.
(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 6,020 inches tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as tall as Blackpool Tower
In other words, 47 inches is 0.00756 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 132 times that amount.
(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 6,220 inches to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 3,780,000 inches to the northwest.