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How long is 85 nautical miles?

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It's about 8,000 times as long as a Cricket pitch.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 7,825.3 times the length of a Cricket pitch, and the length of a Cricket pitch is 0.000127791 times that amount.
(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #7)
The length of a cricket pitch is 0.0108622 nautical miles. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.000388769 nautical miles tall including the bails.
It's about 8,000 times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 8,217.8 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.00012169 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 0.010343 nautical miles. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about 10,000 times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.0001 times 85 nautical miles.
(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 0.0081 nautical miles tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about 10,000 times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 10,760 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.00009294 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(DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 0.0079 nautical miles (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about 10,000 times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 12,000 times the height of a Brachiosaurus, and the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.000083 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 0.007 nautical miles. 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 15,000 times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.000071 times 85 nautical miles.
(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 0.0059 nautical miles 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 20,000 times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 18,800 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.0000532 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 0.00452 nautical miles 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.