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How long is 654.21 barleycorns?

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It's about nine-tenths as tall as a Giraffe.
In other words, the height of a Giraffe is 1 times 654.21 barleycorns.
(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
It's about one-and-one-third times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 654.21 barleycorns is 1.358 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.7364 times that amount.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 481.8 barleycorns. 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 two-thirds as long as a London bus.
In other words, 654.21 barleycorns is 0.661 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 1.51 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
It's about half as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 2 times 654.21 barleycorns.
(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)
It's about two-fifths as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, 654.21 barleycorns is 0.43 times the height of a Brachiosaurus, and the height of a Brachiosaurus is 2.3 times that amount.
(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.42 times 654.21 barleycorns.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 270 barleycorns. 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 Shaq.
In other words, the height of Shaq is 0.4 times 654.21 barleycorns.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)