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It's about two-fifths as long as a Twin Size bed.
In other words, 12.59840 nails is 0.3780 times the length of a Twin Size bed, and the length of a Twin Size bed is 2.6460 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Twin-Size mattress measures 33.330 nails from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about one-third as tall as Michael Jordan.
In other words, the height of Michael Jordan is 2.780 times 12.59840 nails.
(1963-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Chicago Bulls)
Michael Jordan is 34.70 nails tall. While a sophomore in high school, Jordan was about 3.50 nails shorter and was denied the opportunity to play on the varsity team, supposedly because his coach considered him too short.
It's about one-third as long as a Queen Size Bed.
In other words, 12.59840 nails is 0.35430 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 2.8220 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 35.560 nails from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about one-third as long as a King Size Bed.
In other words, 12.59840 nails is 0.35430 times the length of a King Size Bed, and the length of a King Size Bed is 2.8220 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 35.560 nails from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about one-third as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 3 times 12.59840 nails.
(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 38 nails tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 37 nails and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about one-third as tall as Shaq.
In other words, the height of Shaq is 3 times 12.59840 nails.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 38 nails 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 three-tenths as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, 12.59840 nails is 0.310 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 3.20 times that amount.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 40 nails. 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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