It's about seventeen times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.059 times 218.240 ells.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 13 ells tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about seventeen times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 218.240 ells is 17.05 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.05865 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(DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 12.80 ells (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about nineteen times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.053 times 218.240 ells.(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 11 ells. 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 tall as a Puncak Jaya.
In other words, 218.240 ells is 0.05107 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 19.580 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 4,273 ells. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.
It's about one-twentieth as tall as a Vinson Massif.
In other words, 218.240 ells is 0.05099 times the height of a Vinson Massif, and the height of a Vinson Massif is 19.610 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 4,280 ells at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as Mount Elbrus.
In other words, 218.240 ells is 0.04421 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 22.620 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mingi Tau, a.k.a. Эльбрус, a.k.a. იალბუზი) (Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia) (west summit)
The west summit of the dual-summit volcano Mount Elbrus is 4,936 ells at its peak and is the highest peak in both Russia and the European continent. Until 1976, a cable car would take visitors to the mountain as far up as the Garabashi camp, located at an elevation of 3,325 ells.
It's about twenty times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.043 times 218.240 ells.(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 9.60 ells 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.