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It's about two-thirds as tall as Shaq.
In other words, the height of Shaq is 1.50 times 56.40 inches.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 87 inches tall. Shaq maintains an active interest in police work and has served as a reserve officer in both Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida while playing for NBA franchises in those cities.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, the height of General Tom Thumb is 0.630 times 56.40 inches.
(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 36 inches. Thumb stopped growing at 25 inches 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 a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, 56.40 inches is 0.620 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 1.60 times that amount.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 91 inches. 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-four-fifths times as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 0.560 times 56.40 inches.
(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 31 inches, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 62 inches. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as tall as Verne Troyer.
In other words, the height of Verne Troyer is 0.560 times 56.40 inches.
(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 32 inches. 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 Woman's Footstep.
In other words, 56.40 inches is 2.20 times the length of a Woman's Footstep, and the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.450 times that amount.
(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 26 inches, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 52 inches. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-third as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 56.40 inches is 0.35120 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 2.8470 times that amount.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 160.60 inches. 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.