It's about one-and-two-fifths times as long as The San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
In other words, 71.96 seconds is 1.37 times the length of The San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and the length of The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 is 0.73 times that amount.(1906) (Mussel Rock Fault, California) (sensible duration)
It's about six times as long as The First airplane flight (Wright Flyer, 1903).
In other words, the length of The First airplane flight (Wright Flyer, 1903) is 0.17 times 71.96 seconds.(Wright Flyer) (1903)
The first successful airplane flight was made by Orville Wright on December 17th, 1903 and lasted 12 seconds, covering a horizontal distance of 37 m (121.39 ft). The stopwatch used by Orville and his brother Wilbur to time this flight is on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
It's about nine times as long as a Pit Stop.
In other words, the length of a Pit Stop is 0.1 times 71.96 seconds.(for IndyCar racing; optimal)
It's about one-tenth as long as The First spacewalk.
In other words, the length of The First spacewalk is 10 times 71.96 seconds.(1965) (Alexi Lenovo, a.k.a. Алексе́й Архи́пович Лео́нов)
It's about one-fifteenth as long as Louis-Antoine's reign.
In other words, the length of Louis-Antoine's reign is 10 times 71.96 seconds.(a.k.a. Louis-Antoine d'Artois, petit-fils de France, fils de France, duc d'Angoulême, a.k.a. Count of Marnes) (1830)
It's about thirty times as long as The First movie.
In other words, 71.96 seconds is 34.1 times the length of The First movie, and the length of The First movie is 0.0293 times that amount.(1888) (Roundhay Garden Scene, National Museum of Photography, Film, and Television restored copy)
Filmed in 1888 by Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince, Roundhay Garden Scene is the oldest surviving motion picture with a total running time of 2.11 seconds.
It's about one-fortieth as long as a Basketball game.
In other words, the length of a Basketball game is 40 times 71.96 seconds.(NBA regulation; playing time only)