It's about one-fifty-five-thousandth as tall as Maxwell Montes
In other words, the height of Maxwell Montes is 56,000 times 0.0398 rods.(Ishtar Terra, Venus)
Maxwell Montes rises to a total height of 2,200 rods. Since Venus does not seem to have the kind of tectonic activity which gives rise to mountains on Earth, the origin of the Venusian mountain remains the subject of some dispute.
It's about 100,000 times as long as an E. coli Bacterium
It's about 100,000 times as long as a Mitochondrion
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 106,000 times the length of a Mitochondrion, and the length of a Mitochondrion is 0.000009430 times that amount.(Eukaryotic; average)
A mitochondrion measures between 0.75 and 3 micrometers (Âµm). The mitochondrion is commonly referred to as the powerhouse of the cell, responsible for the generation of ATP. The size, shape, and distribution of mitochondria varies widely, with human liver cells each having 1,000 to 2,000 mitochondria.
It's about one-one-hundred-fifty-thousandth as tall as Olympus Mons
In other words, the height of Olympus Mons is 140,000 times 0.0398 rods.(a.k.a. Mount Olympus) (Mars)
The tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons rises to approximately 5,400 rods. The mountain has been known to astronomers since the nineteenth century because it is tall enough to rise above Mars' frequent dust storms.
It's about one-four-hundred-fifty-thousandth as long as The Panama Canal
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 430,000 times 0.0398 rods.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 17,000 rods in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 5.20 rods above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about one-five-hundred-fifty-thousandth as long as The English Channel
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.000001870 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 535,000 times that amount.(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 21,300 rods, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.
It's about one-six-hundred-thousandth as long as The 405
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00000171750 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 582,240 times that amount.(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
Running from Irvine to San Fernando, The 405 runs a total of 23,173 rods. The 405 is the most heavily-trafficed freeway in the United States, with an average speed as low as 8 kph during rush hours.