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It's about half as long as a Queen Size Bed
In other words, 0.04 shackles is 0.540 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 1.8520 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 0.07407 shackles 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 half as long as a King Size Bed
In other words, 0.04 shackles is 0.540 times the length of a King Size Bed, and the length of a King Size Bed is 1.8520 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 0.07407 shackles 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 half as tall as André the Giant
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 2 times 0.04 shackles.
(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 0.08 shackles tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 0.077 shackles and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about half as tall as Shaq
In other words, the height of Shaq is 2 times 0.04 shackles.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 0.08 shackles 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 half as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, 0.04 shackles is 0.480 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 2.10 times that amount.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 0.084 shackles. 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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It's about three times as tall as a Bowling Pin
In other words, 0.04 shackles is 2.880 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.3470 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.00002890 shackles of 0.0139 shackles in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about one-fourth as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 0.04 shackles is 0.2690 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 3.7170 times that amount.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 0.14870 shackles. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.