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It's about 30,000 times as tall as a Giraffe.
In other words, the height of a Giraffe is 0.00003 times 85 nautical miles.
(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 0.003 nautical miles tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day.
It's about 40,000 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 38,590 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.00002591 times that amount.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 0.002202 nautical miles. 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 70,000 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 68,000 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.000015 times that amount.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 0.0012 nautical miles. 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 70,000 times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 72,000 times the height of André the Giant, and the height of André the Giant is 0.000014 times that amount.
(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 0.0012 nautical miles tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 0.0011 nautical miles and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about 70,000 times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 72,000 times the height of Shaq, and the height of Shaq is 0.000014 times that amount.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 0.0012 nautical miles tall. Shaq maintains an active interest in police work and has served as a reserve officer in both Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida while playing for NBA franchises in those cities.
It's about 75,000 times as long as a Queen Size Bed.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 77,470 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 0.00001291 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 0.001097 nautical miles from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about 75,000 times as long as a King Size Bed.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 77,470 times the length of a King Size Bed, and the length of a King Size Bed is 0.00001291 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 0.001097 nautical miles from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.