It's about as tall as a Golf Tee
The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 0.011 rods tall. The tee did not come into common use until it was promoted by professional golfers Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood, as part of a marketing effort by the patent-holder of the well-known, "Reddy Tee."
It's about four times as long as an Aspirin
In other words, the length of an Aspirin is 0.250 times 0.011 rods.(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 0.0028 rods 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-tenth as tall as a Bowling Pin
In other words, 0.011 rods is 0.1450 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 6.90 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.000158 rods of 0.0758 rods in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about one-tenth as long as a Woman's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 12 times 0.011 rods.(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 0.130 rods, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 0.260 rods. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Man's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 14 times 0.011 rods.(for healthy, middle-aged man of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a man's step is 0.160 rods, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 0.310 rods. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as Verne Troyer
In other words, the height of Verne Troyer is 15 times 0.011 rods.(1969-2018) (actor)
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, was an LP with a height of 0.160 rods. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as General Tom Thumb
In other words, the height of General Tom Thumb is 16 times 0.011 rods.(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 0.180 rods. Thumb stopped growing at 0.130 rods when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.