It's about one-twentieth as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 21 times 12.59840 nails.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 260 nails tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 12.59840 nails is 0.037586 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 26.6060 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 335.190 nails. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about one-thirtieth as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 12.59840 nails is 0.0357909 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 27.94010 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 352 nails. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 12.59840 nails tall including the bails.
It's about one-fortieth as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, 12.59840 nails is 0.026247 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 38.10 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 480 nails. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about 50 times as long as an Aspirin.
In other words, the length of an Aspirin is 0.02 times 12.59840 nails.(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 0.240 nails 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-sixty-fifth as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 64.90 times 12.59840 nails.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 821 nails tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about one-sixty-fifth as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 67 times 12.59840 nails.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 860 nails tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.