It's about 350,000 times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.00000300 times 659.890 leagues.(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 0.002 leagues 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 450,000 times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 659.890 leagues is 438,000 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.000002280 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 0.00151 leagues 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 600,000 times as tall as a Giraffe.
It's about 900,000 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 659.890 leagues is 898,800 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.0000011130 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 0.0007342 leagues. 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 1,500,000 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.000000630 times 659.890 leagues.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 0.00041 leagues. 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 1,500,000 times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 0.000000590 times 659.890 leagues.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 0.0004 leagues tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 0.00038 leagues and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about 1,500,000 times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, the height of Shaq is 0.000000590 times 659.890 leagues.(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 0.0004 leagues tall. Shaq maintains an active interest in police work and has served as a reserve officer in both Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida while playing for NBA franchises in those cities.