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It's about as long as The San Francisco earthquake of 1906
(1906) (Mussel Rock Fault, California) (sensible duration)
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 caused perceptible shaking of the ground for about 5,250,000,000 shakes. 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 four-and-a-half 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 0.230 times 5,250,000,000 shakes.
(Wright Flyer) (1903)
The first successful airplane flight was made by Orville Wright on December 17th, 1903 and lasted 1,200,000,000 shakes, 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 seven times as long as a Pit Stop
In other words, the length of a Pit Stop is 0.10 times 5,250,000,000 shakes.
(for IndyCar racing; optimal)
A well-executed, IndyCar racing pit stop takes just 800,000,000 shakes. Changing all four tires takes about 300,000,000 shakes.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as The First spacewalk
In other words, the length of The First spacewalk is 14 times 5,250,000,000 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-twentieth as long as Louis-Antoine's reign
In other words, the length of Louis-Antoine's reign is 20 times 5,250,000,000 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 twenty times as long as The First movie
In other words, 5,250,000,000 shakes is 24.90 times the length of The First movie, and the length of The First movie is 0.0402 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 211,000,000 shakes.
It's about one-fifty-fifth as long as a Basketball game
In other words, the length of a Basketball game is 54.90 times 5,250,000,000 shakes.
(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.