It's about four times as tall as Big Ben
In other words, 842.90 cubits is 4 times the height of Big Ben, and the height of Big Ben is 0.25 times that amount.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 210 cubits. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about four times as tall as The Statue of Liberty
In other words, 842.90 cubits is 4.144 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 0.2413 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 203.40 cubits including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-fifth as long as The Preakness Stakes
In other words, 842.90 cubits is 0.2016507 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 4.95907 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 4,180 cubits. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about five times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
In other words, 842.90 cubits is 5.1 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.2 times that amount.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 170 cubits. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-fifth as long as The Kentucky Derby
In other words, 842.90 cubits is 0.191568 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 5.22008 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 4,400 cubits. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about five-and-a-half times as wide as The Wingspan of a 747
In other words, 842.90 cubits is 5.63 times the width of The Wingspan of a 747, and the width of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.178 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 150 cubits. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 18,100,000 cubits before refueling.
It's about one-fifth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster)
In other words, 842.90 cubits is 0.1718 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 5.821 times that amount.(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 4,906 cubits in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.