It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as The 405.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 0.0074225 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 134.73 times that amount.(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
Running from Irvine to San Fernando, The 405 runs a total of 63,725 fathoms. The 405 is the most heavily-trafficed freeway in the United States, with an average speed as low as 8 kph during rush hours.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as Hadrian's Wall.
In other words, the length of Hadrian's Wall is 140 times 473 fathoms.(a.k.a. Roman Wall, a.k.a. The Wall, a.k.a. Vallo di Adriano, a.k.a. Vallum Aelium, a.k.a. Severus' Wall) (from North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom to Cumbria, North West England, United Kingdom)
Hadrian's Wall, which crossed England form the North Sea to the Irish Sea during the time of Roman rule, measures 66,000 fathoms (about 79 Roman miles). Roman soldiers — at one time up to 10,000 of them — only occupied Great Britain for about 246 years after the wall was built, after which time the local Brits began to take residence the wall's garrisons.
It's about 200 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 473 fathoms is 212.1 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.004715 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 2.23 fathoms. 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 400 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, 473 fathoms is 380 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.0026 times that amount.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 1.3 fathoms. 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 400 times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 390 times the height of André the Giant, and the height of André the Giant is 0.0026 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 1.2 fathoms tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 1.1 fathoms and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about 400 times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 390 times the height of Shaq, and the height of Shaq is 0.0026 times that amount.(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 1.2 fathoms 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 450 times as long as a Queen Size Bed.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 425.7 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 0.002349 times that amount.(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 1.111 fathoms 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.