It's about eight times as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 8.01 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 0.1250 times that amount.(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 61.70 smoots (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 61.80 smoots, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about one-tenth as tall as Aconcagua.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 0.120880 times the height of Aconcagua, and the height of Aconcagua is 8.27270 times that amount.(a.k.a. Cerro Aconcagua) (Mendoza, Argentina)
Aconcagua measures 4,090.90 smoots height at its peak. Although there is no definitive evidence that members of the indigenous Inca civilization ever reached the peak the mountain, numerous archeological sites have been found on the slopes of the mountain, including a naturally-embalmed Incan mummy was discovered on a 3,055.60 smoots high ridge.
It's about one-tenth as long as The Las Vegas Strip.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 0.120 times the length of The Las Vegas Strip, and the length of The Las Vegas Strip is 8.30 times that amount.(Las Vegas Boulevard S and W from Russel Rd to Sahara Ave)(Paradise, Nevada through Winchester, Nevada).
Although technically located beyond the city limits of Las Vegas (along with the well-known "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign), the stretch of road known as the "Las Vegas Strip" runs 4,000 smoots along Las Vegas Boulevard South and West from Russel Road at the south end to Sahara Avenue at the north end. The casinos and hotels on the Strip display an estimated total of 14,000,000 smoots of neon light tubing.
It's about nine times as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 8.80 times the height of Big Ben, and the height of Big Ben is 0.110 times that amount.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 56 smoots. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about nine times as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 9.05 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 0.11050 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 54.640 smoots including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Mount Everest.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 0.0951 times the height of Mount Everest, and the height of Mount Everest is 10.50 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Chomolungma, a.k.a. सगरमाथा, a.k.a. Chajamlungma, a.k.a. ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, a.k.a. 珠穆朗玛峰, a.k.a. Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) (Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal and Tibet, China) (to summit, excluding snow depth)
Mount Everest is 5,200 smoots above sea level at its summit. The plate tectonics of the Indian subcontinent continuously alter the mountain's peak — raising it by 0.00235 smoots and shifting it to the northeast by 0.00264 smoots each year.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Mauna Loa.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 0.09179 times the height of a Mauna Loa, and the height of a Mauna Loa is 10.890 times that amount.(Hawaii) (Hawaiian island volcano) (total height from seafloor)
Mauna Loa, one of the five volcanoes which forms the island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in total height in the world, rises to 5,406 smoots above the seafloor. The peak of Loa is home to the approximately 6,000 sq. m (0.6 ha) Lake Waiau, one of the highest altitude lakes in the United States outside of Colorado.