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It's about nine-tenths as tall as Shaq
In other words, the height of Shaq is 1.10 times 1,980 milimeters.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 2,200 milimeters 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 nine-tenths as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, 1,980 milimeters is 0.860 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 1.20 times that amount.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 2,300 milimeters. 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-one-fifth times as tall as Napoleon
In other words, the height of Napoleon is 0.830 times 1,980 milimeters.
(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 1,700 milimeters. 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-three-tenths times as tall as Danny DeVito
In other words, the height of Danny DeVito is 0.770 times 1,980 milimeters.
(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 1,500 milimeters 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-two-fifths times as tall as Gary Coleman
In other words, the height of Gary Coleman is 0.710 times 1,980 milimeters.
(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 1,400 milimeters 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 one-and-a-half times as tall as Matt Roloff
In other words, the height of Matt Roloff is 0.670 times 1,980 milimeters.
(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 1,300 milimeters. 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 one-and-seven-tenths times as tall as Hervé Villechaize
In other words, the height of Hervé Villechaize is 0.590 times 1,980 milimeters.
(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 1,200 milimeters. Villechaize's form of dwarfism, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia-brachydactyly and distinctive speech (SED-BDS), is also known as "Tattoo dysplasia" or "Fantasy Island syndrome."