It's about nine-tenths as tall as a Giraffe.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 510 centimeters is 1.250 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.80 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 407.90 centimeters. 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 three-fifths as long as a London bus.
In other words, 510 centimeters is 0.6090 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 1.640 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 838 centimeters 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 half as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, 510 centimeters is 0.460 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 2.20 times that amount.(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 1,100 centimeters 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 two times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, 510 centimeters is 2.20 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.450 times that amount.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 230 centimeters. 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 two-and-a-half times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 0.430 times 510 centimeters.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 220 centimeters tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 210 centimeters and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, the height of Shaq is 0.430 times 510 centimeters.(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 220 centimeters 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.