It's about 300 times as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, 285 meters is 310 times the height of General Tom Thumb, and the height of General Tom Thumb is 0.0032 times that amount.(a.k.a. Charles Sherwood Stratton) (1838-1883) (circus performer; height at death)
General Tom Thumb was an LP with a height (at his death) of 0.91 m. Thumb stopped growing at 0.64 m when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.
It's about one-three-hundredth as long as The Panama Canal.
In other words, 285 meters is 0.0032 times the length of The Panama Canal, and the length of The Panama Canal is 310 times that amount.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 88,000 meters in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 26 meters above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about 350 times as tall as Verne Troyer.
In other words, the height of Verne Troyer is 0.0029 times 285 meters.(1969-2018) (actor)
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, was an LP with a height of 0.81 m. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about 350 times as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 0.0028 times 285 meters.(for healthy, middle-aged man of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a man's step is 0.79 km , for an average stride (two-step's length) of 1.57 m. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-four-hundredth as long as The English Channel.
In other words, 285 meters is 0.00266 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 376 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 107,000 meters, 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.
It's about one-four-hundredth as long as The 405.
In other words, 285 meters is 0.0024455 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 408.910 times that amount.(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
Running from Irvine to San Fernando, The 405 runs a total of 116,540 meters. The 405 is the most heavily-trafficed freeway in the United States, with an average speed as low as 8 kph during rush hours.
It's about one-four-hundredth as long as Hadrian's Wall.
In other words, 285 meters is 0.0024 times the length of Hadrian's Wall, and the length of Hadrian's Wall is 420 times that amount.(a.k.a. Roman Wall, a.k.a. The Wall, a.k.a. Vallo di Adriano, a.k.a. Vallum Aelium, a.k.a. Severus' Wall) (from North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom to Cumbria, North West England, United Kingdom)
Hadrian's Wall, which crossed England form the North Sea to the Irish Sea during the time of Roman rule, measures 120,000 meters (about 79 Roman miles). Roman soldiers — at one time up to 10,000 of them — only occupied Great Britain for about 246 years after the wall was built, after which time the local Brits began to take residence the wall's garrisons.