It's about one-third as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 510 centimeters is 0.34860 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 2.8690 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(DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 1,463 centimeters (unless superseded by state law).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-third as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 2.90 times 510 centimeters.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 1,500 centimeters tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about three times as tall as Napoleon.
In other words, the height of Napoleon is 0.330 times 510 centimeters.(a.k.a. Napoleon Bonaparte; a.k.a. Napoleon I, a.k.a. Napoleone di Buonaparte) (1759-1821) (French leader)
Despite his frequent characterizations as much shorter than average, Napoleon was a period-average height of approximately 170 centimeters. The mis-characterizations have been attributed to British propaganda and to the confusion between French and British units of measurements used at the time.
It's about three times as tall as Muggsy Bogues.
In other words, 510 centimeters is 3.20 times the height of Muggsy Bogues, and the height of Muggsy Bogues is 0.310 times that amount.(Tyrone Curtis Bogues) (1965-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Charlotte Hornets)
Muggsy Bogues, the shortest player to ever play in the NBA, is 160 centimeters tall. Following his retirement from playing, he went on to coach the WNBA's Charlotte Sting, where he was also shorter than any of the players he coached.
It's about three-and-a-half times as tall as Danny DeVito.
In other words, the height of Danny DeVito is 0.290 times 510 centimeters.(a.k.a. Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr.) (1944-) (actor)
Danny DeVito, best known for his role as Louie De Palma in the 1978-83 television series Taxi, is 150 centimeters tall. After graduating from high school, DeVito became a licensed cosmetician and it was out of interest in cosmetology that he first enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and later began to study acting.
It's about three-and-a-half times as tall as Gary Coleman.
In other words, the height of Gary Coleman is 0.280 times 510 centimeters.(a.k.a. Gary Wayne Coleman) (1978-2009) (actor)
Gary Coleman, most famous for his role as Arnold Jackson on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes was 140 centimeters tall. His small stature was a result of a congenital kidney disease. Coleman worked as a security guard since following his career as an actor.
It's about one-fourth as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 510 centimeters is 0.266240 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 3.7560 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 1,915.60 centimeters. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.