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It's about 45 times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, the length of a Semitrailer is 0.02273 times 704 yards.
(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Transportation (DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 16 yards (unless superseded by state law).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 times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.02 times 704 yards.
(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 14 yards. 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 60 times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, 704 yards is 59 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.017 times that amount.
(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 12 yards 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 75 times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 704 yards is 76.80 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.013 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 9.160 yards 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 100 times as tall as a Giraffe.
In other words, the height of a Giraffe is 0.01 times 704 yards.
(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 7 yards tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Panama Canal.
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 140 times 704 yards.
(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 96,000 yards in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 28 yards above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about 150 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 704 yards is 157.80 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.006337 times that amount.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 4.4610 yards. 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.