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It's about half as tall as Michael Jordan.
In other words, 0.04 shackles is 0.5490 times the height of Michael Jordan, and the height of Michael Jordan is 1.820 times that amount.
(1963-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Chicago Bulls)
Michael Jordan is 0.0722 shackles tall. While a sophomore in high school, Jordan was about 0.00729 shackles shorter and was denied the opportunity to play on the varsity team, supposedly because his coach considered him too short.
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.