It's about 40 times as tall as a Telephone Pole
In other words, 265.50 smoots is 41 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.024 times that amount.(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 6.50 smoots 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 55 times as long as a London bus
In other words, 265.50 smoots is 53.90 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.0186 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 4.920 smoots 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-sixtieth as tall as Olympus Mons
In other words, the height of Olympus Mons is 59 times 265.50 smoots.(a.k.a. Mount Olympus) (Mars)
The tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons rises to approximately 16,000 smoots. 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 80 times as tall as a Giraffe
It's about 100 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 265.50 smoots is 110.80 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.009025 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 2.3970 smoots. 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 one-two-hundredth as long as The Panama Canal
In other words, 265.50 smoots is 0.0051 times the length of The Panama Canal, and the length of The Panama Canal is 200 times that amount.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 52,000 smoots in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 15 smoots above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about 200 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.005 times 265.50 smoots.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 1.40 smoots. 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.
To all those observing, Merry Christmas from The Measure of Things!