It's about 4,500 times as tall as a Brachiosaurus
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.00022 times 298.2580 furlongs.(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 5,500 times as tall as a Telephone Pole
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.00018 times 298.2580 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 one-six-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Distance from Earth to the Moon
In other words, 298.2580 furlongs is 0.0001560725 times the length of The Distance from Earth to the Moon, and the length of The Distance from Earth to the Moon is 6,407.2790 times that amount.(a.k.a. Luna) (median of semi-major axis, or apigee, and semi-minor axes, or perigee)
The orbit of the Moon around the Earth is elliptical, with an average distance of 1,911,022 furlongs from center-to-center. About 428.376 kg of moon rock have been cataloged on the Earth, from the American Apollo and Soviet Luna Programs, and from samples that have been extracted from meteorites.
It's about 7,000 times as long as a London bus
In other words, 298.2580 furlongs is 7,160 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.00014 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 10,000 times as tall as a Giraffe
It's about 15,000 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 298.2580 furlongs is 14,710 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.000067980 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 25,000 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.0000380 times 298.2580 furlongs.(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!