It's about half as tall as a Bowling Pin
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.5250 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 1.90 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 three-tenths as long as a Woman's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 3.30 times 0.0398 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 three-and-a-half times as tall as a Golf Tee
In other words, the height of a Golf Tee is 0.270 times 0.0398 rods.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 one-fourth as long as a Man's Footstep
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.250 times the length of a Man's Footstep, and the length of a Man's Footstep is 4 times that amount.(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-fourth as tall as Verne Troyer
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.250 times the height of Verne Troyer, and the height of Verne Troyer is 4 times that amount.(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-fifth as tall as General Tom Thumb
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.220 times the height of General Tom Thumb, and the height of General Tom Thumb is 4.50 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 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.
It's about one-fifth as tall as Kenny Baker
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.180 times the height of Kenny Baker, and the height of Kenny Baker is 5.60 times that amount.(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 0.220 rods. 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).