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How long is 8.50 minutes?

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It's about 250 times as long as The First movie
In other words, 8.50 minutes is 242 times the length of The First movie, and the length of The First movie is 0.00413 times that amount.
(1888) (Roundhay Garden Scene, National Museum of Photography, Film, and Television restored copy)
Filmed in 1888 by Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince, Roundhay Garden Scene is the oldest surviving motion picture with a total running time of 0.0352 minutes.
It's about 60 times as long as a Pit Stop
In other words, the length of a Pit Stop is 0.02 times 8.50 minutes.
(for IndyCar racing; optimal)
A well-executed, IndyCar racing pit stop takes just 0.10 minutes. Changing all four tires takes about 0.05 minutes.
It's about 45 times as long as The First airplane flight (Wright Flyer, 1903)
In other words, the length of The First airplane flight (Wright Flyer, 1903) is 0.023 times 8.50 minutes.
(Wright Flyer) (1903)
The first successful airplane flight was made by Orville Wright on December 17th, 1903 and lasted 0.20 minutes, covering a horizontal distance of 37 m (121.39 ft). The stopwatch used by Orville and his brother Wilbur to time this flight is on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
It's about nine-and-a-half times as long as The San Francisco earthquake of 1906
In other words, 8.50 minutes is 9.710 times the length of The San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and the length of The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 is 0.1030 times that amount.
(1906) (Mussel Rock Fault, California) (sensible duration)
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 caused perceptible shaking of the ground for about 0.8750 minutes. The most devastating natural disaster in California's history, the quake was felt as far away and southern Oregon and western Nevada, and resulted in about 3,000 deaths, the displacement of 55% - 70% of the city's population, and the shifting of some spots of ground by up to 6 m (20 ft).
It's about seven-tenths as long as The First spacewalk
In other words, 8.50 minutes is 0.710 times the length of The First spacewalk, and the length of The First spacewalk is 1.40 times that amount.
(1965) (Alexi Lenovo, a.k.a. Алексе́й Архи́пович Лео́нов)
On March 18th, 1965, during the Voskhod 2 Soviet space mission, cosmonaut Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov conducted the first human spacewalk, which lasted 12 minutes. The total mission length was 1,600 minutes.
It's about half as long as Louis-Antoine's reign
In other words, the length of Louis-Antoine's reign is 2 times 8.50 minutes.
(a.k.a. Louis-Antoine d'Artois, petit-fils de France, fils de France, duc d'Angoulême, a.k.a. Count of Marnes) (1830)
Following his father, Charles X's, abdication on the eve of the 1830 French Revolution, Louis-Antoine d'Artois was technically king for a period of approximately twenty minutes on August 2nd, 1830. Louis-Antoine's only official act as king was to abdicate the throne to his nephew, the Henri, the Duke of Bordeaux.
It's about one-fifth as long as a Basketball game
In other words, 8.50 minutes is 0.1770 times the length of a Basketball game, and the length of a Basketball game is 5.650 times that amount.
(NBA regulation; playing time only)
Per National Basketball Association rules , a basketball game (without an overtime) consists of four periods of 12 minutes each, for a total of 48 minutes of playing time. The first basketball game, played in a Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, was played in two 15-minute halves and ended with a score of 1-0.