It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as long as The Amazon River.
In other words, 496 paces is 0.00005872 times the length of The Amazon River, and the length of The Amazon River is 17,030 times that amount.(from Nevado Mismi, Arequipa, Peru through near Marajó, Brazil) (approximate distance)
The Amazon River has an approximate distance of 8,448,000 paces. Although by most measures it is the largest and one of the most significant rivers in the world, the region surrounding the Amazon is mostly sparsely populated and the river itself has no bridges across it at any point.
It's about one-twenty-five-thousandth as long as The Great Wall of China (total).
In other words, the length of The Great Wall of China (total) is 23,400 times 496 paces.(长城, 長城, Chángchéng, a.k.a. 万里长城, 萬里長城, Wànlǐ Chángchéng) (a.k.a. "The long wall of 10,000 Li") (from Shanhaiguan through Lop Nur, China) (total length, all branches)
The Great Wall of China, including all branches and trenches, is 11,600,000 paces. Built and maintained in multiple sections over about eleven centuries, the Great Wall is currently suffering the effects of erosion, especially in the older sections made primarily out of mud.
It's about 25,000 times as long as an Aspirin.
In other words, the length of an Aspirin is 0.000037 times 496 paces.(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 0.018 paces in diameter. One of the most common medicines in the world and a foundation of worldwide health systems, an estimated 40,000 metric tons of aspirin are consumed each year.
It's about 200,000 times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, 496 paces is 220,000 times the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness), and the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.0000045 times that amount.(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 0.0022 paces in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
It's about 300,000 times as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 496 paces is 302,000 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.00000331 times that amount.(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.00164 paces. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 19.8 paces in height.
It's about 0.0000010 times as long as The Distance from Earth to the Moon.
In other words, 496 paces is 0.0000009831325 times the length of The Distance from Earth to the Moon, and the length of The Distance from Earth to the Moon is 1,017,157 times that amount.(a.k.a. Luna) (median of semi-major axis, or apigee, and semi-minor axes, or perigee)
The orbit of the Moon around the Earth is elliptical, with an average distance of 504,509,800 paces from center-to-center. About 428.376 kg of moon rock have been cataloged on the Earth, from the American Apollo and Soviet Luna Programs, and from samples that have been extracted from meteorites.
It's about 4,000,000 times as long as a Strand of Hair.
In other words, 496 paces is 3,800,000 times the length of a Strand of Hair, and the length of a Strand of Hair is 0.00000026 times that amount.(average)
A strand of human hair averages 99 µm (micrometers), with blond hair being the finest and black hair the thickest. On a healthy scalp, each strand of hair will last up to 6 years.