It's about one-seven-thousandth as long as The English Channel
In other words, 581 inches is 0.000138 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 7,250 times that amount.(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 4,210,000 inches, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.
It's about one-eight-thousandth as long as The 405
In other words, 581 inches is 0.00012663 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 7,897 times that amount.(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
Running from Irvine to San Fernando, The 405 runs a total of 4,588,200 inches. The 405 is the most heavily-trafficed freeway in the United States, with an average speed as low as 8 kph during rush hours.
It's about one-eight-thousand-five-hundredth as long as Hadrian's Wall
In other words, the length of Hadrian's Wall is 8,300 times 581 inches.(a.k.a. Roman Wall, a.k.a. The Wall, a.k.a. Vallo di Adriano, a.k.a. Vallum Aelium, a.k.a. Severus' Wall) (from North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom to Cumbria, North West England, United Kingdom)
Hadrian's Wall, which crossed England form the North Sea to the Irish Sea during the time of Roman rule, measures 4,700,000 inches (about 79 Roman miles). Roman soldiers — at one time up to 10,000 of them — only occupied Great Britain for about 246 years after the wall was built, after which time the local Brits began to take residence the wall's garrisons.
It's about 8,500 times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness)
In other words, the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.00011 times 581 inches.(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 0.067 inches in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
It's about 10,000 times as long as a Grain of Sand
In other words, 581 inches is 11,800 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.00008470 times that amount.(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.0492 inches. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 594 inches in height.
It's about one-thirty-thousandth as long as The Grand Canyon
In other words, 581 inches is 0.00003310 times the length of The Grand Canyon, and the length of The Grand Canyon is 30,200 times that amount.(a.k.a. Gran Cañón) (Arizona) (Colorado River miles measure)
The Grand Canyon has a total length of 17,600,000 inches along the course of the Colorado River at its bottom. Having opened in early 2007, the Grand Canyon Skywalk allows tourists to stand on a horseshoe-shaped glass walkway 43,300 inches above the floor of Granite Gorge.
It's about one-ninety-thousandth as long as The Rhine
In other words, 581 inches is 0.00001120 times the length of The Rhine, and the length of The Rhine is 89,300 times that amount.(a.k.a. Rhein, a.k.a. Rijn, a.k.a. Rhin, a.k.a. Rain, a.k.a. Reno, a.k.a. Rhenus, a.k.a. Ryn) (from near Reichenau, Switzerland through Hoek van Holland, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
The Rhine river runs 52,000,000 inches in total length. The World War II Battle of Arnhem, as memorialized in the 1974 book and 1977 movie A Bridge Too Far, was the first of several attempts to capture key bridges across the Rhine, beginning with the Arnhem Bridge in the Netherlands.