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How long is 288 minutes?

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It's about one-and-one-fourth times as long as Gone with the Wind (film).
In other words, 288 minutes is 1.27 times the length of Gone with the Wind (film), and the length of Gone with the Wind (film) is 0.787 times that amount.
(1939)
It's about seven-tenths as long as The First Indianapolis 500.
In other words, 288 minutes is 0.71618 times the length of The First Indianapolis 500, and the length of The First Indianapolis 500 is 1.3963 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Indy 500, a.k.a. International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race) (1911) (Indianapolis, Indiana)
It's about three-fifths as long as The Longest Pro Baseball Game.
In other words, 288 minutes is 0.57 times the length of The Longest Pro Baseball Game, and the length of The Longest Pro Baseball Game is 1.75 times that amount.
(1981) (McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, Rhode Island)
It's about one-third as long as The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879).
In other words, 288 minutes is 0.331 times the length of The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879), and the length of The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879) is 3.02 times that amount.
(Thomas Edison's filament Thread No. 9) (1879) (total time)
Lit at 1:30am on October 22nd, 1879, the first Edison completed his first majorly successful test of his light bulb, which continued to burn for 870 minutes until the bulb glass succumbed to the heat and cracked, extinguishing the filament. Within 1,580,000 minutes of his success, Edison was selling 45,000 light bulbs per day to large companies across the country.
It's about three times as long as a Football game (Association) (Soccer).
In other words, 288 minutes is 3.2 times the length of a Football game (Association) (Soccer), and the length of a Football game (Association) (Soccer) is 0.31 times that amount.
(a.k.a. association football, a.k.a. soccer) (per FIFA rules; playing time only)
It's about three-tenths as long as The First Transatlantic Flight (Alcock and Brown, 1919).
In other words, 288 minutes is 0.296 times the length of The First Transatlantic Flight (Alcock and Brown, 1919), and the length of The First Transatlantic Flight (Alcock and Brown, 1919) is 3.38 times that amount.
(John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown) (1919) (first non-stop flight)
It's about five times as long as The Football game (American).
In other words, 288 minutes is 4.8 times the length of The Football game (American), and the length of The Football game (American) is 0.21 times that amount.
(a.k.a. American football) (per NFL rules; playing time only)