It's about one-four-hundredth as long as The Mississippi River.
In other words, 161,000 nails is 0.002443 times the length of The Mississippi River, and the length of The Mississippi River is 409.30 times that amount.(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 65,900,000 nails. Prior to the development of soil erosion programs, the Mississippi River would carry approximately 400 million metric tons of sediment from its banks to the Gulf of Mexico every year.
It's about 450 times as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 161,000 nails is 457.3860 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.00218634 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 352 nails. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 12.59840 nails tall including the bails.
It's about 500 times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 161,000 nails is 480.330 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.0020819 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 335.190 nails. 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-five-hundredth as long as The Distance from L.A. to New York.
In other words, 161,000 nails is 0.00205 times the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York, and the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York is 488 times that amount.(Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York) (via I-10 E, I-15 N, I-70 E, I-76 E, I-80 E, I-280 E)
The total length of the freeway route from Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York via Interstate 80 is 78,600,000 nails long. This route intersects eleven states and several major cities, including Las Vegas, Nevada; Denver, Colorado; Lincoln, Nebraska; Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; South Bend, Indiana; and Cleveland, Ohio.
It's about one-five-hundredth as long as I-80.
In other words, 161,000 nails is 0.00198385 times the length of I-80, and the length of I-80 is 504.07 times that amount.(a.k.a. Interstate 80, a.k.a. Keystone Shortway) (net length)
Interstate 80, crosses the continent of North America from Teaneck, New Jersey to San Francisco, California and covers a total length of 81,155,400 nails. A 1,049,870 nails stretch between mile marker 318 in Grand Island, Nebraska and mile marker 390 in Lincoln, Nebraska is the longest straight path in the US Interstate system.
It's about 600 times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, 161,000 nails is 610 times the height of The Hollywood Sign, and the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.0016 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 260 nails tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about 650 times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 161,000 nails is 628.90 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.00159 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 256 nails (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.