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It's about one-fourth as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 1 meters is 0.24520 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 4.078 times that amount.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 4.079 m. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
It's about one-fifth as tall as a Giraffe.
In other words, the height of a Giraffe is 5 times 1 meters.
(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 6 m tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day.
It's about one-tenth as long as a London bus.
In other words, 1 meters is 0.1190 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 8.40 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 8.38 m in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 11 times 1 meters.
(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 11 m tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 13 times 1 meters.
(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 13 m. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 1 meters is 0.06835 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 14.630 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 14.63 m (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 15 times 1 meters.
(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 15 m tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.