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How long is 0.0398 rods?

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It's about one-tenth as long as a Twin Size bed
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.10510 times the length of a Twin Size bed, and the length of a Twin Size bed is 9.5150 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Twin-Size mattress measures 0.37880 rods from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Michael Jordan
In other words, the height of Michael Jordan is 10 times 0.0398 rods.
(1963-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Chicago Bulls)
Michael Jordan is 0.3940 rods tall. While a sophomore in high school, Jordan was about 0.0398 rods shorter and was denied the opportunity to play on the varsity team, supposedly because his coach considered him too short.
It's about one-tenth as long as a Queen Size Bed
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.09851 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 10.150 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 0.4040 rods from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about one-tenth as long as a King Size Bed
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.09851 times the length of a King Size Bed, and the length of a King Size Bed is 10.150 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 0.4040 rods from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about one-tenth as tall as André the Giant
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 11 times 0.0398 rods.
(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 0.440 rods tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 0.420 rods and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Shaq
In other words, the height of Shaq is 11 times 0.0398 rods.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 0.440 rods tall. Shaq maintains an active interest in police work and has served as a reserve officer in both Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida while playing for NBA franchises in those cities.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 11 times 0.0398 rods.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 0.460 rods. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.

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