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It's about 200 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.005 times 494.20 yards.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 2.50 yards. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.

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It's about 200 times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 210 times the height of André the Giant, and the height of André the Giant is 0.0048 times that amount.
(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 2.40 yards tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 2.30 yards and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about 200 times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 210 times the height of Shaq, and the height of Shaq is 0.0048 times that amount.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 2.40 yards tall. Shaq maintains an active interest in police work and has served as a reserve officer in both Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida while playing for NBA franchises in those cities.
It's about 200 times as long as a Queen Size Bed.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 222.40 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 0.004496 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 2.2220 yards from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about 200 times as long as a King Size Bed.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 222.40 times the length of a King Size Bed, and the length of a King Size Bed is 0.004496 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 2.2220 yards from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about 250 times as tall as Michael Jordan.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 226 times the height of Michael Jordan, and the height of Michael Jordan is 0.00442 times that amount.
(1963-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Chicago Bulls)
Michael Jordan is 2.170 yards tall. While a sophomore in high school, Jordan was about 0.2190 yards shorter and was denied the opportunity to play on the varsity team, supposedly because his coach considered him too short.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as The English Channel.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.00422 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 237 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.