It's about one-fifth as long as The Distance from L.A. to New York.
In other words, 505 hanks is 0.165 times the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York, and the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York is 6.06 times that amount.(Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York) (via I-10 E, I-15 N, I-70 E, I-76 E, I-80 E, I-280 E)
The total length of the freeway route from Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York via Interstate 80 is 3,070 hanks long. This route intersects eleven states and several major cities, including Las Vegas, Nevada; Denver, Colorado; Lincoln, Nebraska; Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; South Bend, Indiana; and Cleveland, Ohio.
It's about six times as long as Hadrian's Wall.
In other words, 505 hanks is 6.2 times the length of Hadrian's Wall, and the length of Hadrian's Wall is 0.16 times that amount.(a.k.a. Roman Wall, a.k.a. The Wall, a.k.a. Vallo di Adriano, a.k.a. Vallum Aelium, a.k.a. Severus' Wall) (from North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom to Cumbria, North West England, United Kingdom)
Hadrian's Wall, which crossed England form the North Sea to the Irish Sea during the time of Roman rule, measures 82 hanks (about 79 Roman miles). Roman soldiers — at one time up to 10,000 of them — only occupied Great Britain for about 246 years after the wall was built, after which time the local Brits began to take residence the wall's garrisons.
It's about one-fifth as long as I-80.
In other words, 505 hanks is 0.159299 times the length of I-80, and the length of I-80 is 6.2775 times that amount.(a.k.a. Interstate 80, a.k.a. Keystone Shortway) (net length)
Interstate 80, crosses the continent of North America from Teaneck, New Jersey to San Francisco, California and covers a total length of 3,170.13 hanks. A 41.0105 hanks stretch between mile marker 318 in Grand Island, Nebraska and mile marker 390 in Lincoln, Nebraska is the longest straight path in the US Interstate system.
It's about six-and-a-half times as long as The 405.
In other words, 505 hanks is 6.3398 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 0.15773 times that amount.(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
Running from Irvine to San Fernando, The 405 runs a total of 79.657 hanks. The 405 is the most heavily-trafficed freeway in the United States, with an average speed as low as 8 kph during rush hours.
It's about seven times as long as The English Channel.
In other words, 505 hanks is 6.91 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 0.145 times that amount.(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 73.1 hanks, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.
It's about eight-and-a-half times as long as The Panama Canal.
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 0.12 times 505 hanks.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 60 hanks in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 0.018 hanks above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about one-tenth as long as The Great Wall of China (wall only).
In other words, 505 hanks is 0.118 times the length of The Great Wall of China (wall only), and the length of The Great Wall of China (wall only) is 8.475 times that amount.(长城, 長城, Chángchéng, a.k.a. 万里长城, 萬里長城, Wànlǐ Chángchéng) (a.k.a. "The long wall of 10,000 Li") (from Shanhaiguan through Lop Nur, China) (wall segments only)
The Great Wall of China has total wall segment length of 4.278 hanks. Built and maintained in multiple sections over about eleven centuries, the Great Wall is currently suffering the effects of erosion, especially in the older sections made primarily out of mud.