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How long is 261.6 nails?

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It's about as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 260 nails tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 261.6 nails is 1.022 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.9785 times that amount.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.83 times 261.6 nails.
(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
It's about four-fifths as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 261.6 nails is 0.78046 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 1.2813 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
It's about three-fourths as long as a Cricket pitch.
In other words, 261.6 nails is 0.743182 times the length of a Cricket pitch, and the length of a Cricket pitch is 1.34557 times that amount.
(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #7)
The length of a cricket pitch is 352 nails. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 12.5984 nails tall including the bails.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.71 times 261.6 nails.
(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)
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 261.6 nails is 1.78 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.562 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)