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It's about one-four-thousand-five-hundredth as tall as Olympus Mons.
In other words, the height of Olympus Mons is 4,500 times 0.006 kilometers.
(a.k.a. Mount Olympus) (Mars)
The tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons rises to approximately 27 km. The mountain has been known to astronomers since the nineteenth century because it is tall enough to rise above Mars' frequent dust storms.
It's about 5,000 times as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.000208 times 0.006 kilometers.
(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.000001250 kilometers. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 0.0151 kilometers in height.
It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as long as The Panama Canal.
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 15,000 times 0.006 kilometers.
(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 88 kilometers in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 0.026 kilometers above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about one-twenty-thousandth as long as The English Channel.
In other words, 0.006 kilometers is 0.00005610 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 17,800 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 180 km to 34 km, 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 one-twenty-thousandth as long as The 405.
In other words, 0.006 kilometers is 0.0000514840 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 19,424 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 116.541 km. 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-twenty-thousandth as long as Hadrian's Wall.
In other words, the length of Hadrian's Wall is 20,000 times 0.006 kilometers.
(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 120 km (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 60,000 times as tall as a sheet of Paper.
In other words, the height of a sheet of Paper is 0.0000200 times 0.006 kilometers.
(for US Letter, a.k.a. ANSI A; 215.9mm by 279.4mm (8.5 in x 11 in); 20lb)
A single sheet of 20 lb, 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper is just 0.0000001000 kilometers thick. This style of paper weighs a mere 5 g per sheet.