It's about nine-tenths as tall as a Giraffe.
It's about one-and-one-third times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 244 fingers is 1.3290 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.75240 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 183.50 fingers. 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.
It's about two-thirds as long as a London bus.
In other words, 244 fingers is 0.6470 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 1.550 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 377 fingers in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about half as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, 244 fingers is 0.490 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 2 times that amount.(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 490 fingers 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 two-fifths as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, 244 fingers is 0.420 times the height of a Brachiosaurus, and the height of a Brachiosaurus is 2.40 times that amount.(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 580 fingers. 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 two-and-a-half times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.420 times 244 fingers.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 100 fingers. 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 two-and-a-half times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 0.40 times 244 fingers.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 99 fingers tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 94 fingers and his true height is the subject of some dispute.