It's about one-two-hundredth as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 200 times 0.002 shackles.(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 0.40 shackles tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 240 times 0.002 shackles.(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 0.470 shackles. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 0.002 shackles is 0.00375 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 266.70 times that amount.(a.k.a. semi-trailer truck, a.k.a. semi, a.k.a. tractor-trailer, a.k.a. truck and trailer, a.k.a. eighteen-wheeler, a.k.a. big rig, a.k.a. Mack truck, a.k.a. transport, a.k.a. lorry, a.k.a. artic; for box truck; United States Federal length limits)
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 0.53330 shackles (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 270 times 0.002 shackles.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 0.550 shackles tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about one-three-hundred-fiftieth as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 0.002 shackles is 0.0028641 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 349.150 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 0.698310 shackles. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about one-three-hundred-fiftieth as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 0.002 shackles is 0.00272727 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 366.6670 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 0.7333330 shackles. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.0262467 shackles tall including the bails.
It's about 500 times as tall as a sheet of Paper.