It's about one-two-hundredth as long as The English Channel.
In other words, 550 yards is 0.0047 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 213 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 200 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, 550 yards is 220 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.0045 times that amount.(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 250 times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 0.0043 times 550 yards.(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 250 times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, the height of Shaq is 0.0043 times 550 yards.(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 one-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as The 405.
In other words, 550 yards is 0.0043154 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 231.730 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-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as Hadrian's Wall.
In other words, the length of Hadrian's Wall is 240 times 550 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.
It's about 250 times as long as a Queen Size Bed.
In other words, 550 yards is 247.50 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 0.00404 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.