It's about one-two-hundred-thousandth as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 918 microns is 0.00000567 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 176,000 times that amount.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 162,000,000 microns from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about one-two-hundred-thousandth as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 918 microns is 0.00000556 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 180,000 times that amount.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 165,000,000 microns. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about one-two-hundred-thousandth as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 918 microns is 0.0000054226 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 184,410 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 169,290,000 microns tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about one-two-hundred-thousandth as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 918 microns is 0.00000528 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 189,000 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 174,000,000 microns to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about one-two-hundred-thousandth as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 918 microns is 0.00000499 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 200,000 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 184,000,000 microns tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about one-two-hundred-fifty-thousandth as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 918 microns is 0.00000404 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 248,000 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 227,000,000 microns above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about one-three-hundred-thousandth as long as The QE2.
In other words, 918 microns is 0.00000312 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 321,000 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 294,000,000 microns. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 9,600,000,000,000,000.0 microns, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.