It's about one-seven-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Shambles
In other words, the length of The Shambles is 770 times 0.0398 rods.(a.k.a. Maze of Twisting, a.k.a. The Great Flesh Shambles) (York, England, United Kingdom) (approximate)
The Shambles, a historic shopping street in York, stretches about 30 rods. Several of the buildings along the street are over seven hundred years old.
It's about one-eight-hundredth as tall as Blackpool Tower
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00127 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 787 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 31.40 rods to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 19,100 rods to the northwest.
It's about one-eight-hundredth as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00124 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 806 times that amount.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 32.20 rods from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about one-eight-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00121 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 826 times that amount.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 32.80 rods. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about one-eight-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Washington Monument
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.0011824 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 845.740 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 33.6610 rods tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about one-eight-hundred-fiftieth as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00115 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 870 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 34.60 rods to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about one-nine-hundredth as tall as The Space Needle
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00109 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 917 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 36.60 rods tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).