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How long is 590 inches?

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It's about as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 590 inches is 1.024 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.9766 times that amount.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.83 times 590 inches.
(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 510 inches. 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 four-fifths as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 590 inches is 0.78231 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 1.2783 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
It's about three-fourths as long as a Cricket pitch.
In other words, 590 inches is 0.744949 times the length of a Cricket pitch, and the length of a Cricket pitch is 1.34237 times that amount.
(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #7)
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.71 times 590 inches.
(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 one-and-four-fifths times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 590 inches is 1.79 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.559 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 330 inches 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.