It's about 200 times as tall as a Refrigerator (Side-by-side).
In other words, 496 paces is 211 times the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side), and the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side) is 0.00474 times that amount.(a.k.a. Fridge, a.k.a Icebox) (for G.E. Profile model no. PSDW3YGXSS; total exterior height)
A common refrigerator model measures 2.35 paces in total exterior height. When General Electric released its first widely-marketed refrigerator — the "Monitor Top" model — in 1927, it sold over one million units.
It's about 200 times as tall as Napoleon.
In other words, 496 paces is 220 times the height of Napoleon, and the height of Napoleon is 0.0045 times that amount.(a.k.a. Napoleon Bonaparte; a.k.a. Napoleon I, a.k.a. Napoleone di Buonaparte) (1759-1821) (French leader)
Despite his frequent characterizations as much shorter than average, Napoleon was a period-average height of approximately 2.2 paces. The mis-characterizations have been attributed to British propaganda and to the confusion between French and British units of measurements used at the time.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Panama Canal.
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 230 times 496 paces.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 120,000 paces in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 34 paces above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about 250 times as tall as Muggsy Bogues.
In other words, the height of Muggsy Bogues is 0.0042 times 496 paces.(Tyrone Curtis Bogues) (1965-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Charlotte Hornets)
Muggsy Bogues, the shortest player to ever play in the NBA, is 2.1 paces tall. Following his retirement from playing, he went on to coach the WNBA's Charlotte Sting, where he was also shorter than any of the players he coached.
It's about 250 times as tall as Danny DeVito.
In other words, the height of Danny DeVito is 0.004 times 496 paces.(a.k.a. Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr.) (1944-) (actor)
Danny DeVito, best known for his role as Louie De Palma in the 1978-83 television series Taxi, is 2 paces tall. After graduating from high school, DeVito became a licensed cosmetician and it was out of interest in cosmetology that he first enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and later began to study acting.
It's about 250 times as tall as Gary Coleman.
In other words, the height of Gary Coleman is 0.0037 times 496 paces.(a.k.a. Gary Wayne Coleman) (1978-2009) (actor)
Gary Coleman, most famous for his role as Arnold Jackson on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes was 1.8 paces tall. His small stature was a result of a congenital kidney disease. Coleman worked as a security guard since following his career as an actor.
It's about one-three-hundredth as long as The English Channel.
In other words, 496 paces is 0.00353 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 283 times that amount.(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 140,000 paces, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.