It's about one-four-hundredth as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.0026 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 380 times that amount.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 15 rods. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-four-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Statue of Liberty
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.002153 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 464.50 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 18.490 rods including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-five-hundredth as tall as Big Ben
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.0021 times the height of Big Ben, and the height of Big Ben is 480 times that amount.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 19 rods. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about one-five-hundredth as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00191 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 524 times that amount.(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 20.90 rods (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 20.90 rods, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about one-five-hundred-fiftieth as long as a Football field
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00182417 times the length of a Football field, and the length of a Football field is 548.1950 times that amount.(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 21.81820 rods from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 1.818180 rods farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about one-six-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza
In other words, the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 670 times 0.0398 rods.(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 26 rods. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.
It's about one-seven-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00131 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 763 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 30.40 rods tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao