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It's about one-and-three-tenths times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, the height of Shaq is 0.77 times 288 centimeters.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 2.2 m 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 one-and-three-tenths times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.77 times 288 centimeters.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 2.3 m. 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 one-and-three-tenths times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 0.77 times 288 centimeters.
(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 2.2 m tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 2.1 m and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about seven-tenths as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 288 centimeters is 0.7061 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 1.416 times that amount.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 407.9 centimeters. 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 one-and-two-fifths times as long as a Queen Size Bed.
In other words, 288 centimeters is 1.417 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 0.7057 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 203.2 centimeters 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 one-and-two-fifths times as long as a King Size Bed.
In other words, 288 centimeters is 1.417 times the length of a King Size Bed, and the length of a King Size Bed is 0.7057 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 203.2 centimeters 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 one-and-two-fifths times as tall as Michael Jordan.
In other words, 288 centimeters is 1.44 times the height of Michael Jordan, and the height of Michael Jordan is 0.694 times that amount.
(1963-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Chicago Bulls)
Michael Jordan is 6 ft 6 in tall. While a sophomore in high school, Jordan was about 20 cm shorter and was denied the opportunity to play on the varsity team, supposedly because his coach considered him too short.