It's about 2,000,000 times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, 15,000 miles is 2,200,000 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.000000450 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 0.0068 miles 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 3,000,000 times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 15,000 miles is 2,880,000 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.0000003470 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 0.00521 miles 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 4,000,000 times as tall as a Giraffe.
It's about 6,000,000 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 15,000 miles is 5,918,000 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.0000001690 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 0.002535 miles. 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 10,000,000 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.0000001000 times 15,000 miles.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 0.0014 miles. 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 10,000,000 times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, 15,000 miles is 11,000,000 times the height of André the Giant, and the height of André the Giant is 0.0000000910 times that amount.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 0.0014 miles tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 0.0013 miles and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about 10,000,000 times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, 15,000 miles is 11,000,000 times the height of Shaq, and the height of Shaq is 0.0000000910 times that amount.(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 0.0014 miles 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.