It's about one-twentieth as tall as a Puncak Jaya.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 0.05685 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 17.590 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 4,273 ells. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.
It's about one-twentieth as tall as a Vinson Massif.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 0.05675 times the height of a Vinson Massif, and the height of a Vinson Massif is 17.620 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 4,280 ells at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about nineteen times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 18.980 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.05269 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(DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 12.80 ells (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about nineteen times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.053 times 242.90 ells.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 13 ells tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about one-twentieth as tall as Mount Elbrus.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 0.04921 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 20.320 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mingi Tau, a.k.a. Эльбрус, a.k.a. იალბუზი) (Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia) (west summit)
The west summit of the dual-summit volcano Mount Elbrus is 4,936 ells at its peak and is the highest peak in both Russia and the European continent. Until 1976, a cable car would take visitors to the mountain as far up as the Garabashi camp, located at an elevation of 3,325 ells.
It's about twenty times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.048 times 242.90 ells.(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 11 ells. 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 one-twentieth as tall as a Kilimanjaro.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 0.0471303 times the height of a Kilimanjaro, and the height of a Kilimanjaro is 21.21780 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Kilimanjaro) (Tanzania) (to Uhuru peak; 2008 gravimeter measurement)
Kilimanjaro rises to 5,153.80 ells at its peak. An isolated peak with no surrounding mountain range, Kilimanjaro is considered the world's tallest freestanding mountain.