It's about nineteen-and-a-half times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 496 paces is 19.73 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.050684 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 25.139 paces. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as Mount Everest.
In other words, the height of Mount Everest is 23.4 times 496 paces.(a.k.a. Mount Chomolungma, a.k.a. सगरमाथा, a.k.a. Chajamlungma, a.k.a. ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, a.k.a. 珠穆朗玛峰, a.k.a. Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) (Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal and Tibet, China) (to summit, excluding snow depth)
Mount Everest is 11,600 paces above sea level at its summit. The plate tectonics of the Indian subcontinent continuously alter the mountain's peak — raising it by 0.00525 paces and shifting it to the northeast by 0.00591 paces each year.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as a Mauna Loa.
In other words, 496 paces is 0.04123 times the height of a Mauna Loa, and the height of a Mauna Loa is 24.25 times that amount.(Hawaii) (Hawaiian island volcano) (total height from seafloor)
Mauna Loa, one of the five volcanoes which forms the island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in total height in the world, rises to 12,070 paces above the seafloor. The peak of Loa is home to the approximately 6,000 sq. m (0.6 ha) Lake Waiau, one of the highest altitude lakes in the United States outside of Colorado.
It's about thirty times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.04 times 496 paces.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 20 paces tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about thirty times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 496 paces is 25.83 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.03871 times that amount.(a.k.a. semi-trailer truck, a.k.a. semi, a.k.a. tractor-trailer, a.k.a. truck and trailer, a.k.a. eighteen-wheeler, a.k.a. big rig, a.k.a. Mack truck, a.k.a. transport, a.k.a. lorry, a.k.a. artic; for box truck; United States Federal length limits)
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 19.2 paces (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench).
In other words, 496 paces is 0.034668 times the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench), and the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench) is 28.845 times that amount.(near Marianas Islands, a.k.a. Ladrones Islands, northwestern Pacific Ocean) (depth below sea level)
The Challenger Deep, at the southern end of the Marianas Trench, reaches a depth of 14,307 paces below sea level. There has been only one manned expedition to the bottom of Challenger Deep — a 1960 voyage that took 4 hours and 48 minutes to reach the bottom.
It's about thirty times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.034 times 496 paces.(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 17 paces. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.