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How long is 80 centimeters?

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It's about one-fifth as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 80 centimeters is 0.19610 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 5.099 times that amount.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 407.90 centimeters. 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 one-tenth as tall as a Giraffe.
In other words, the height of a Giraffe is 10 times 80 centimeters.
(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 600 centimeters tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day.
It's about one-tenth as long as a London bus.
In other words, 80 centimeters is 0.0955 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 10.50 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 838 centimeters 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-fifteenth as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 14 times 80 centimeters.
(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 1,100 centimeters 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 fifteen times as tall as a Golf Tee.
In other words, the height of a Golf Tee is 0.067 times 80 centimeters.
The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 5.4 cm tall. The tee did not come into common use until it was promoted by professional golfers Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood, as part of a marketing effort by the patent-holder of the well-known, "Reddy Tee."
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 16 times 80 centimeters.
(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 1,300 centimeters. 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 one-twentieth as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 80 centimeters is 0.05468 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 18.290 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 1,463 centimeters (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.