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 It's about 200,000 times as long as a Semitrailer In other words, 14,200 furlongs is 195,300 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.000005120 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(DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 0.07273 furlongs (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight. It's about 200,000 times as tall as a Brachiosaurus In other words, 14,200 furlongs is 220,000 times the height of a Brachiosaurus, and the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.00000450 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 0.065 furlongs. 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 250,000 times as tall as a Telephone Pole In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.00000380 times 14,200 furlongs. (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 0.055 furlongs 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 350,000 times as long as a London bus In other words, 14,200 furlongs is 341,000 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.000002930 times that amount. (Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 0.0417 furlongs 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 500,000 times as tall as a Giraffe In other words, the height of a Giraffe is 0.00000200 times 14,200 furlongs. (Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 0.03 furlongs tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day. It's about 700,000 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen) In other words, 14,200 furlongs is 700,300 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.0000014280 times that amount. (1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 0.02028 furlongs. 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 1,000,000 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial) In other words, 14,200 furlongs is 1,200,000 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.000000830 times that amount. (artificial; average height)The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 0.011 furlongs. 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.To all those observing, Merry Christmas from The Measure of Things!