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It's about one-forty-fifth as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 987 nails is 0.02336648 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 42.796350 times that amount.
(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 42,240 nails. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 1,322.6670 nails
It's about 45 times as tall as Matt Roloff.
In other words, the height of Matt Roloff is 0.023 times 987 nails.
(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 23 nails. 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-forty-fifth as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 987 nails is 0.02275 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 43.960 times that amount.
(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 43,380 nails in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 1,600 nails and 2,128 nails) in the world, having a height of 1,697 nails.
It's about 45 times as tall as Hervé Villechaize.
In other words, the height of Hervé Villechaize is 0.021 times 987 nails.
(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 21 nails. Villechaize's form of dwarfism, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia-brachydactyly and distinctive speech (SED-BDS), is also known as "Tattoo dysplasia" or "Fantasy Island syndrome."
It's about one-fiftieth as long as The National Mall.
In other words, the length of The National Mall is 50 times 987 nails.
(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 50,000 nails. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.
It's about 50 times as tall as Kenny Baker.
In other words, the height of Kenny Baker is 0.02 times 987 nails.
(a.k.a. Kenneth George Baker) (1934-) (actor)
Kenny Baker, most famous for his role as R2-D2 in the Star Wars film franchise, is an LP with a height of 19 nails. Baker and his wife, Eileen, both made brief appearances as the small, woodland creatures known as Ewoks in the 1984 Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (a.k.a. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi).
It's about 60 times as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, 987 nails is 62 times the height of General Tom Thumb, and the height of General Tom Thumb is 0.016 times that amount.
(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 16 nails. Thumb stopped growing at 11 nails when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.