It's about 100 times as tall as a Giraffe
It's about one-one-hundredth as long as The Panama Canal
In other words, 709.90 meters is 0.008 times the length of The Panama Canal, and the length of The Panama Canal is 120 times that amount.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 88,000 meters in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 26 meters above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as wide as The English Channel
In other words, 709.90 meters is 0.0066 times the width of The English Channel, and the width of The English Channel is 151 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 107,000 meters, 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 one-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as The 405
In other words, 709.90 meters is 0.006092 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 164.16 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 116,540 meters. 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-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as Hadrian's Wall
In other words, 709.90 meters is 0.006 times the length of Hadrian's Wall, and the length of Hadrian's Wall is 170 times that amount.(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 120,000 meters (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 150 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 709.90 meters is 174 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.00575 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 300 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, 709.90 meters is 310 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.003 times that amount.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 2.3 m. 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.
To all those observing, Merry Christmas from The Measure of Things!