It's about one-four-hundredth as long as The Colorado River
In other words, 5,418 ells is 0.00266 times the length of The Colorado River, and the length of The Colorado River is 376 times that amount.(a.k.a. Aha Kwahwat, a.k.a. Grand River, a.k.a. Tizon River, a.k.a. Tecon River, a.k.a. Tison River) (from Grand Lake, Colorado through the Gulf of California)
The Colorado River runs 2,040,000 ells in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 2,410 ells above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.
It's about 400 times as tall as The Hollywood Sign
In other words, 5,418 ells is 410 times the height of The Hollywood Sign, and the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.0024 times that amount.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 13 ells tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about 400 times as long as a Semitrailer
In other words, 5,418 ells is 423.30 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.002362 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(DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 12.80 ells (unless superseded by state law).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-four-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Danube
In other words, 5,418 ells is 0.00217 times the length of The Danube, and the length of The Danube is 461 times that amount.(a.k.a. Donau, a.k.a. Dunaj, a.k.a. Dunav, a.k.a. Duna, a.k.a. Дунав (Dunav), a.k.a. Dunărea, a.k.a. Дунáй (Dunay), a.k.a. Tuna) (from Breg Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany through the Danube Delta, Romania)
The Danube river runs 2,490,000 ells in total length. Intersecting Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia, the Danube touches more capital cities than any other river.
It's about 500 times as tall as a Brachiosaurus
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.0021 times 5,418 ells.(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 11 ells. 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.
It's about 550 times as tall as a Telephone Pole
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.0018 times 5,418 ells.(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 9.60 ells tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about one-five-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Oregon Trail
In other words, 5,418 ells is 0.00177 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 565 times that amount.(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 3,050,000 ells across five (sometimes six) states in the western United States. In the early years of the Trail's existence, the trip was estimated to have taken an average of 160 days.