It's about 100 times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 25.8490 furlongs is 111 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.00901 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 0.2330 furlongs 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.
It's about 200 times as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, 25.8490 furlongs is 189.560 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 0.0052754 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 0.136360 furlongs. 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-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Rhine.
In other words, 25.8490 furlongs is 0.00394 times the length of The Rhine, and the length of The Rhine is 254 times that amount.(a.k.a. Rhein, a.k.a. Rijn, a.k.a. Rhin, a.k.a. Rain, a.k.a. Reno, a.k.a. Rhenus, a.k.a. Ryn) (from near Reichenau, Switzerland through Hoek van Holland, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
The Rhine river runs 6,560 furlongs in total length. The World War II Battle of Arnhem, as memorialized in the 1974 book and 1977 movie A Bridge Too Far, was the first of several attempts to capture key bridges across the Rhine, beginning with the Arnhem Bridge in the Netherlands.
It's about 250 times as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 25.8490 furlongs is 258.490 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.00386862 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 0.10 furlongs. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.0035791 furlongs tall including the bails.
It's about 250 times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 25.8490 furlongs is 271.450 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.0036839 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 0.095224 furlongs. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about 350 times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.0029 times 25.8490 furlongs.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 0.075 furlongs tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about 350 times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 25.8490 furlongs is 355.40 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.002814 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 0.07273 furlongs (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.