It's about 60 times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.017 times 868 paces.(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 14 paces 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 80 times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 868 paces is 78.90 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.0127 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 11 paces 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 100 times as tall as a Giraffe.
It's about 150 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 868 paces is 162.20 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.006165 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 5.3530 paces. 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, 868 paces is 290 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.0034 times that amount.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 3 paces. 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 300 times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 0.0033 times 868 paces.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 2.90 paces tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 2.80 paces and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about 300 times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, the height of Shaq is 0.0033 times 868 paces.(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 2.90 paces 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.