It's about nine-tenths as long as Baseball base distances
In other words, 15 smoots is 0.930560 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 1.0746 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 16.1190 smoots. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as long as a Cricket Pitch
In other words, 15 smoots is 1.268940 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.7880590 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 11.82090 smoots. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.4230810 smoots tall including the bails.
It's about one-and-one-third times as long as a Bowling Lane
In other words, 15 smoots is 1.33260 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.750410 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 11.2560 smoots. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about three-fifths as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
In other words, 15 smoots is 0.5950 times the length of Ha'Penny Bridge, and the length of Ha'Penny Bridge is 1.680 times that amount.(a.k.a. Droichead na Leathphingine, a.k.a. Liffey Bridge, a.k.a. Droichead na Life, f.k.a. Wellington Bridge) (Quay of Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar Neighborhood, Dublin, Ireland)
The Ha'Penny Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, measures 25.20 smoots in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as tall as The Hollywood Sign
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.590 times 15 smoots.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 8.80 smoots tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as long as a Semitrailer
In other words, 15 smoots is 1.7450 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.57310 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 8.5970 smoots (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about half as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, 15 smoots is 0.5440 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 1.840 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 27.60 smoots tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.