It's about one-thirty-fifth as tall as Olympus Mons
In other words, 428 smoots is 0.03 times the height of Olympus Mons, and the height of Olympus Mons is 37 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Olympus) (Mars)
The tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons rises to approximately 16,000 smoots. The mountain has been known to astronomers since the nineteenth century because it is tall enough to rise above Mars' frequent dust storms.
It's about forty times as long as a Bowling Lane
In other words, 428 smoots is 38.02 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.026 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 11.2560 smoots. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about 50 times as tall as The Hollywood Sign
In other words, 428 smoots is 49 times the height of The Hollywood Sign, and the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.0 times that amount.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 8.80 smoots tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about 50 times as long as a Semitrailer
In other words, 428 smoots is 49.79 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.0201 times that amount.(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(DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 8.5970 smoots (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about 55 times as tall as a Brachiosaurus
In other words, 428 smoots is 56 times the height of a Brachiosaurus, and the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.02 times that amount.(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 7.60 smoots. 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 65 times as tall as a Telephone Pole
In other words, 428 smoots is 66 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.02 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 6.50 smoots 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 85 times as long as a London bus
In other words, 428 smoots is 86.9 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.012 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 4.920 smoots 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.