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)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 481.8 barleycorns. 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 seven-tenths as tall as a Giraffe.
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)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 990 barleycorns 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 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)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 270 barleycorns. 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 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 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)
Shaq is 260 barleycorns 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.
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)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 240 barleycorns from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.