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It's about 200 times as tall as a Golf Tee.
In other words, the height of a Golf Tee is 0.005 times 12 yards.
The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 0.059 yards tall. The tee did not come into common use until it was promoted by professional golfers Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood, as part of a marketing effort by the patent-holder of the well-known, "Reddy Tee."
It's about one-two-hundredth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 12 yards is 0.004892 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 204.40 times that amount.
(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 2,453 yards in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about one-two-hundredth as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 12 yards is 0.004545455 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 220 times that amount.
(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 2,640 yards. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 82.666670 yards
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 12 yards is 0.004426 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 225.90 times that amount.
(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 2,711 yards in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 100 yards and 133 yards) in the world, having a height of 106.10 yards.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as The National Mall.
In other words, the length of The National Mall is 300 times 12 yards.
(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 3,000 yards. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.
It's about one-three-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In other words, the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 360 times 12 yards.
(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 4,300 yards. Gene Autry, most famous as the singer of "Back in the Saddle Again" and as the writer and singer of "Here Comes Santa Claus," is the only entertainer to have a star in every category — film, television, recording, radio, and theater. One of Autry's stars is also one of only two stars which have been stolen from the Walk and never recovered.
It's about one-three-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In other words, 12 yards is 0.00272727 times the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 366.6670 times that amount.
(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 4,400 yards. While famous for its automotive racing, the first motorsport held at the track was a series of motorcycle races in August, 1909 — a little less than two years before the inaugural Indianapolis 500 race was run.