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How long is 7.87 inches?

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It's about half as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, 7.87 inches is 0.525 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 1.9 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.0313 inches of 15 inches in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about three-tenths as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 3.3 times 7.87 inches.
(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 three-and-a-half times as tall as a Golf Tee.
In other words, the height of a Golf Tee is 0.27 times 7.87 inches.
It's about one-fourth as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, 7.87 inches is 0.25 times the length of a Man's Footstep, and the length of a Man's Footstep is 4 times that amount.
(for healthy, middle-aged man of average height; single step length)
It's about one-fourth as tall as Verne Troyer.
In other words, 7.87 inches is 0.25 times the height of Verne Troyer, and the height of Verne Troyer is 4 times that amount.
(1969-) (actor)
It's about one-fifth as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, 7.87 inches is 0.22 times the height of General Tom Thumb, and the height of General Tom Thumb is 4.5 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Charles Sherwood Stratton) (1838-1883) (circus performer; height at death)
It's about one-fifth as tall as Kenny Baker.
In other words, 7.87 inches is 0.18 times the height of Kenny Baker, and the height of Kenny Baker is 5.6 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Kenneth George Baker) (1934-) (actor)