It's about three-fifths as long as a Basketball game
In other words, 180,000,000,000 shakes is 0.6250 times the length of a Basketball game, and the length of a Basketball game is 1.60 times that amount.(NBA regulation; playing time only)
Per National Basketball Association rules , a basketball game (without an overtime) consists of four periods of 72,000,000,000 shakes each, for a total of 288,000,000,000 shakes of playing time. The first basketball game, played in a Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, was played in 180,000,000,000 shakes and ended with a score of 1-0.
It's about two times as long as Louis-Antoine's reign
In other words, the length of Louis-Antoine's reign is 0.50 times 180,000,000,000 shakes.(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 100,000,000,000 shakes 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 half as long as The Football game (American)
In other words, the length of The Football game (American) is 2 times 180,000,000,000 shakes.(a.k.a. American football) (per NFL rules; playing time only)
Per National Football League Rules, an American football game consists of four periods of 90,000,000,000 shakes each for a total of 360,000,000,000 shakes. The total duration of a football game can often be more than three hours, including stoppages of play, the intermission at halftime, team timeouts, and, in televised games, commercial timeouts. The Super Bowl — the highest-profile game of the sport — aired 270,000,000,000 shakes of commercials in 2009.
It's about two-and-a-half times as long as The First spacewalk
In other words, the length of The First spacewalk is 0.40 times 180,000,000,000 shakes.(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 72,000,000,000 shakes. The total mission length was 9,400,000,000,000 shakes.
It's about one-third as long as a Football game (Association) (Soccer)
In other words, the length of a Football game (Association) (Soccer) is 3 times 180,000,000,000 shakes.(a.k.a. association football, a.k.a. soccer) (per FIFA rules; playing time only)
Per Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Laws of the Game, an association football game consists of two periods of 270,000,000,000 shakes each, for a total of 540,000,000,000 shakes of playing time (except in games played by women, or by players under 16 or over 35 years of age). The longest recorded amateur football game was a 2009 match in the Filipino town of Barotac Nuevo that lasted for 13,000,000,000,000 shakes.
It's about one-tenth as long as Gone with the Wind (film)
In other words, 180,000,000,000 shakes is 0.1320 times the length of Gone with the Wind (film), and the length of Gone with the Wind (film) is 7.580 times that amount.(1939)
Gone with the Wind, the multiple Academy Award-winning film, had a running time of 1,360,000,000,000 shakes for its 1939 copyright release. The scene depicting the burning of the Atlanta Depot cost $25,000 (unadjusted) and was filmed on a 0.16 sq. km (40-acre) set using all seven Technicolor cameras in existence at the time.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as The First Indianapolis 500
In other words, 180,000,000,000 shakes is 0.074602 times the length of The First Indianapolis 500, and the length of The First Indianapolis 500 is 13.4040 times that amount.(a.k.a. Indy 500, a.k.a. International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race) (1911) (Indianapolis, Indiana)
The first recorded automobile race of its distance, the inaugural Indianapolis 500 was won by Ray Harroun in 2,412,800,000,000 shakes. Haroun's average speed through the race was 120 kph (74.59 mph).