It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as The English Channel
In other words, 0.5270 hanks is 0.00721 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 139 times that amount.(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 73.10 hanks, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.
It's about 150 times as tall as a Giraffe
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as The 405
In other words, 0.5270 hanks is 0.0066159 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 151.150 times that amount.(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
Running from Irvine to San Fernando, The 405 runs a total of 79.6570 hanks. The 405 is the most heavily-trafficed freeway in the United States, with an average speed as low as 8 kph during rush hours.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as Hadrian's Wall
In other words, the length of Hadrian's Wall is 160 times 0.5270 hanks.(a.k.a. Roman Wall, a.k.a. The Wall, a.k.a. Vallo di Adriano, a.k.a. Vallum Aelium, a.k.a. Severus' Wall) (from North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom to Cumbria, North West England, United Kingdom)
Hadrian's Wall, which crossed England form the North Sea to the Irish Sea during the time of Roman rule, measures 82 hanks (about 79 Roman miles). Roman soldiers — at one time up to 10,000 of them — only occupied Great Britain for about 246 years after the wall was built, after which time the local Brits began to take residence the wall's garrisons.
It's about 200 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 0.5270 hanks is 189 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.005291 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 0.002788 hanks. 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 350 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.0029 times 0.5270 hanks.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 0.0016 hanks. 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 350 times as tall as André the Giant
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 0.0029 times 0.5270 hanks.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 0.0015 hanks tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 0.0014 hanks and his true height is the subject of some dispute.