It's about 90,000 times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 505 hanks is 88,200 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.00001130 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 0.00573 hanks 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 65,000 times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.0000150 times 505 hanks.(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 0.0075 hanks 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 55,000 times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.0000180 times 505 hanks.(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 0.0089 hanks. 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 50,000 times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 505 hanks is 50,500 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.00001980 times that amount.(a.k.a. semi-trailer truck, a.k.a. semi, a.k.a. tractor-trailer, a.k.a. truck and trailer, a.k.a. eighteen-wheeler, a.k.a. big rig, a.k.a. Mack truck, a.k.a. transport, a.k.a. lorry, a.k.a. artic; for box truck; United States Federal length limits)
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 0.01 hanks (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about 50,000 times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.0000200 times 505 hanks.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 0.01 hanks tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about 40,000 times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 505 hanks is 38,569 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.0000259280 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 0.013093 hanks. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about 35,000 times as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 505 hanks is 36,727.30 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.00002722770 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 0.01375 hanks. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.000492126 hanks tall including the bails.