It's about 40 times as long as a Bowling Lane
In other words, 0.5270 hanks is 40.250 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.024845 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 0.013093 hanks. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about 50 times as tall as The Hollywood Sign
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.02 times 0.5270 hanks.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 0.01 hanks tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about 55 times as long as a Semitrailer
In other words, 0.5270 hanks is 52.70 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.01898 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(DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 0.01 hanks (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about 60 times as tall as a Brachiosaurus
In other words, 0.5270 hanks is 59 times the height of a Brachiosaurus, and the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.017 times that amount.(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 0.0089 hanks. 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 70 times as tall as a Telephone Pole
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.014 times 0.5270 hanks.(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 0.0075 hanks 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 90 times as long as a London bus
In other words, 0.5270 hanks is 92 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.0109 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 0.00573 hanks 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-one-hundredth as long as The Panama Canal
In other words, 0.5270 hanks is 0.0088 times the length of The Panama Canal, and the length of The Panama Canal is 110 times that amount.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 60 hanks in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 0.018 hanks above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.