It's about one-twentieth as tall as a Mauna Loa.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.04929 times the height of a Mauna Loa, and the height of a Mauna Loa is 20.290 times that amount.(Hawaii) (Hawaiian island volcano) (total height from seafloor)
Mauna Loa, one of the five volcanoes which forms the island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in total height in the world, rises to 10,060 yards above the seafloor. The peak of Loa is home to the approximately 6,000 sq. m (0.6 ha) Lake Waiau, one of the highest altitude lakes in the United States outside of Colorado.
It's about twenty times as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 22.46360 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.0445165 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 22 yards. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.7874020 yards tall including the bails.
It's about twenty times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 23.590 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.042391 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 20.9490 yards. 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-twenty-fifth as tall as The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench).
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.041451 times the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench), and the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench) is 24.1250 times that amount.(near Marianas Islands, a.k.a. Ladrones Islands, northwestern Pacific Ocean) (depth below sea level)
The Challenger Deep, at the southern end of the Marianas Trench, reaches a depth of 11,923 yards below sea level. There has been only one manned expedition to the bottom of Challenger Deep — a 1960 voyage that took 4 hours and 48 minutes to reach the bottom.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as Maxwell Montes.
In other words, the height of Maxwell Montes is 24 times 494.20 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 thirty times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.033 times 494.20 yards.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 16 yards tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about thirty times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 30.890 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.03237 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 16 yards (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.