It's about one-one-thousandth as long as The Great Wall of China (total)
In other words, the length of The Great Wall of China (total) is 1,000 times 8.850 kilometers.(长城, 長城, Chángchéng, a.k.a. 万里长城, 萬里長城, Wànlǐ Chángchéng) (a.k.a. "The long wall of 10,000 Li") (from Shanhaiguan through Lop Nur, China) (total length, all branches)
The Great Wall of China, including all branches and trenches, is 8,850 km. Built and maintained in multiple sections over about eleven centuries, the Great Wall is currently suffering the effects of erosion, especially in the older sections made primarily out of mud.
It's about 1,000 times as long as a London bus
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 1,060 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.000943 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 0.00838 kilometers 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-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Diameter of Earth
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 0.0006937763 times the length of The Diameter of Earth, and the length of The Diameter of Earth is 1,441.38680 times that amount.(Equatorial)
The Earth Ã¢â‚¬â€ not a perfect sphere, but rather an oblate spheroid with bulged middle Ã¢â‚¬â€ has a diameter of approximately 12,756.2730 kilometers at the Equator. The first complete view of Earth's diameter was in a photograph taken from a V-2 rocket launched in 1946 by the United States Army, which reached an altitude of 104.607360 kilometers.
It's about 1,500 times as tall as a Giraffe
It's about 2,000 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 2,170 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.0004608 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 0.004079 kilometers. 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 4,000 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 3,800 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.00026 times that amount.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 0.0023 kilometers. 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 4,000 times as tall as André the Giant
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 0.00025 times 8.850 kilometers.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 0.0022 kilometers tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 0.0021 kilometers and his true height is the subject of some dispute.