Bluebulb Projects presents:
The Measure of Things Logo
Enter a measurement to see comparisons


Equivalents in other units


How long is 5.870 feet?

Sort Order:
Closest first | Highest first | Lowest first

It's about three-tenths as tall as a Giraffe.
In other words, the height of a Giraffe is 3 times 5.870 feet.
(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 20 feet tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day.
It's about one-fifth as long as a London bus.
In other words, 5.870 feet is 0.2140 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 4.670 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 27.50 feet in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about four-and-a-half times as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.2130 times 5.870 feet.
(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.0026 feet of 1.250 feet in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about one-fifth as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, 5.870 feet is 0.160 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 6.30 times that amount.
(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 36 feet 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-tenth as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, 5.870 feet is 0.140 times the height of a Brachiosaurus, and the height of a Brachiosaurus is 7.10 times that amount.
(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 43 feet. 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 one-tenth as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 5.870 feet is 0.12230 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 8.1770 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 48 feet (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-tenth as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, 5.870 feet is 0.120 times the height of The Hollywood Sign, and the height of The Hollywood Sign is 8.30 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 49 feet tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.