It's about nine-tenths as tall as a Giraffe.
It's about one-and-one-third times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 556.90 centimeters is 1.3650 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.73260 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 two-thirds as long as a London bus.
In other words, 556.90 centimeters is 0.6650 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 1.50 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, 556.90 centimeters is 0.510 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 2 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-fifths as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, 556.90 centimeters is 0.430 times the height of a Brachiosaurus, and the height of a Brachiosaurus is 2.30 times that amount.(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 1,300 centimeters. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.
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 0.420 times 556.90 centimeters.(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 0.40 times 556.90 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.