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It's about one-seven-hundred-fiftieth as tall as Maxwell Montes
In other words, the height of Maxwell Montes is 770 times 16 yards.
(Ishtar Terra, Venus)
Maxwell Montes rises to a total height of 12,000 yards. Since Venus does not seem to have the kind of tectonic activity which gives rise to mountains on Earth, the origin of the Venusian mountain remains the subject of some dispute.
It's about 1,000 times as long as an Aspirin
In other words, the length of an Aspirin is 0.001 times 16 yards.
(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 0.015 yards in diameter. One of the most common medicines in the world and a foundation of worldwide health systems, an estimated 40,000 metric tons of aspirin are consumed each year.
It's about one-two-thousandth as tall as Olympus Mons
In other words, 16 yards is 0.00054 times the height of Olympus Mons, and the height of Olympus Mons is 1,900 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Mount Olympus) (Mars)
The tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons rises to approximately 30,000 yards. The mountain has been known to astronomers since the nineteenth century because it is tall enough to rise above Mars' frequent dust storms.
It's about one-six-thousandth as long as The Panama Canal
In other words, 16 yards is 0.00017 times the length of The Panama Canal, and the length of The Panama Canal is 5,900 times that amount.
(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 96,000 yards in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 28 yards above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about one-seven-thousand-five-hundredth as wide as The English Channel
In other words, 16 yards is 0.000137 times the width of The English Channel, and the width of The English Channel is 7,300 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 117,000 yards, 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-eight-thousandth as long as The 405
In other words, 16 yards is 0.00012554 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 7,965.60 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 127,450 yards. 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-eight-thousand-five-hundredth as long as Hadrian's Wall
In other words, the length of Hadrian's Wall is 8,300 times 16 yards.
(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 130,000 yards (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.