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How long is 526 barleycorns?

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It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 526 barleycorns is 1.092 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.9158 times that amount.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
It's about seven-tenths as tall as a Giraffe.
In other words, the height of a Giraffe is 1 times 526 barleycorns.
(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
It's about half as long as a London bus.
In other words, 526 barleycorns is 0.531 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 1.88 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.53 times 526 barleycorns.
(artificial; average height)
It's about two times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, the height of Shaq is 0.5 times 526 barleycorns.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
It's about two times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 0.5 times 526 barleycorns.
(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 260 barleycorns tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 250 barleycorns and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about two times as long as a Queen Size Bed.
In other words, 526 barleycorns is 2.192 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 0.4562 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)