It's about 6,000 times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 5,880 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.00017 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 0.0417 furlongs 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 one-eight-thousandth as long as The Distance from Earth to the Moon.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 0.0001282036 times the length of The Distance from Earth to the Moon, and the length of The Distance from Earth to the Moon is 7,800.093 times that amount.(a.k.a. Luna) (median of semi-major axis, or apigee, and semi-minor axes, or perigee)
The orbit of the Moon around the Earth is elliptical, with an average distance of 1,911,022 furlongs from center-to-center. About 428.376 kg of moon rock have been cataloged on the Earth, from the American Apollo and Soviet Luna Programs, and from samples that have been extracted from meteorites.
It's about 8,000 times as tall as a Giraffe.
It's about 10,000 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 245 furlongs is 12,080 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.000082780 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 0.02028 furlongs. 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 20,000 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, 245 furlongs is 21,000 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.0000480 times that amount.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 0.011 furlongs. 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 20,000 times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 22,000 times the height of André the Giant, and the height of André the Giant is 0.0000450 times that amount.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 0.011 furlongs tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 0.01 furlongs and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about 20,000 times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 22,000 times the height of Shaq, and the height of Shaq is 0.0000450 times that amount.(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 0.011 furlongs 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.